Friday August 05, 2016
Chloe Charles ignores expectations 'With Blindfolds On'
Her sound has been described as "orchestral soul-pop" — but no label is quite neat enough to describe the work of Chloe Charles.
The Toronto singer, songwriter and guitarist swings through studio q to perform from her latest album, With Blindfolds On. The record beautifully blends several genres, including jazz, pop, folk and soul.
Charles also sits down with guest host Rachel Giese to discuss the boxes we try to put around artists, why she aims for more than "entertaining" her audience, and why she doesn't identify with an one category of music.
"It's hard to just sound like Toronto ... when you travel, you pick up little pieces from all over the place," says the artist, who recently wrapped up a European tour. "I think that really adds to this genreless category I'm floating around in."