Friday 27 April 2018

Howl: Paper Heart an ego boost

Chloe Howl's song is about her exes
Chloe Howl's song is about her exes

Rising music star Chloe Howl has joked that her single Paper Heart is a "kick in the head" for her exes.

The 18-year-old singer from London - who was recently named in the longlist for the BBC's Sound Of 2014 poll - said the song was inspired by men who broke up with her, but that she reversed it so it's about her dumping them.

She said of writing the track: "I'd been in New York recording some songs, and I got back and was really, really tired but had to go straight to another writing session. I was in a terrible mood, but one of those moods where I was enjoying being stroppy, and started thinking about people, specifically guys, who had been idiots to me in the past.

"Paper Heart is to those people, but it's me breaking up with them, rather than the other way round - as it actually was in real life. It's my fantasy that I ended things, to make myself feel better. It's an ego boost."

Asked if rewriting history worked for her, Chloe admitted: "Yes, and anyone who hears the song thinks I broke up with those people, so hopefully it's a kick in the head for my exes."

Chloe said she hasn't yet had time to celebrate her Sound Of 2014 nomination.

"I've been doing a couple of shows, and rehearsing and then some interviews, so I'm exhausted," she added.

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