Backstage With CHLOE MORIONDO
As gigs are on pause, Home is the new Backstage. Get behind the scenes with Chloe Moriondo this week.
Having just released her delightful new single GIRL ON TV, Chloe Moriondo invites us backstage and offers a glimpse into her vibrant world as we chat about self-discovery, the role of music in her life, and quite a lot of Animal Crossing.
What advice would you give to your pre-lockdown self?
I would probably tell myself to enjoy traveling a little more and hug my friends from other states and countries tighter!! And to care even less about my last semester of high school cus it didn’t even MATTER!!!!
How, if at all, did lockdown impact your music making and producing process?
I usually made my music from my room to begin with, but I started working with others on the writing/producing process right before lockdown happened. So now I guess I kind of just do what I’m comfortable with which is write my songs in my room but I also have zoom sessions to collaborate with cool people and make music I thought I could never make.
What has been the most unexpected/challenging part of lockdown, whether pleasant or unpleasant?
I have really had to be diligent about taking care of myself more during this time! It’s really easy to fall into a routine of just sleeping through the day or forgetting to drink water until 8pm when you’re at home for the majority of the day.
How would you sum up your 2020 in one sentence?
Chaotic 😛 (Not necessarily in a bad way).
If you had a quarantine character, what was it like?
(Not sure exaaaactly what this means??) Honestly i was just laying in bed playing Animal Crossing and not going outside unless it’s for a walk for the majority of the lockdown!!!
Name 5 things that got you through lockdown.
Sammy (my puppy), my Switch, my computer, my bed, and my friends!!!!!!!
What’s the most interesting thing you discovered over lockdown (could be a revelation about yourself, a new TV show, a new hobby)?
I feel like it’s been so long I’ve completely changed as a person!!!! I can’t really think of anything interesting though so I’ll just say Animal Crossing Pumpkins!!!!!!!
What lockdown trend do you think we should take into the future, and which ones should we ditch?
Paying attention to what’s happening in our communities and our countries is something we should keep, and we should ditch paying extreme attention to tiny details of others’ lives that are irrelevant to us!! Social media is a disease and also an incredible tool!!!
What are your hopes and dreams for 2021?
I hope I get to safely play on stage again in 2021 and show everyone what I’ve been working on!!!
What does music mean to you?
Music is everything. I’m not sure how else to say it even though it’s sort of cliché, but I just think it’s one of the only things I can really hold on to and passionately, confidently say that I will always love and want to do for as long as I can.