Singer/Songwriter Chloe Bodur has released her debut single Glory! The song was produced by U.K. Top 10-charting producer JD. Reid (Mabel, Katy B, Sinead Harnett, D Double E) and was mastered at famed Abbey Road Studios by Alex Gordon (The Kooks, Raye, Sigrid, Circa Waves). It was selected as Track of the Day on numerous BBC Introducing stations, and has been added to rotation on Jazz FM. The song deals with themes of vulnerability with an underlying sense of loneliness. “It was originally written as a poem about youth trying to find love in themselves and in others and how one correlates with the other” she reveals. Bodur conveys her own romanticism and introspection through sultry harmonies, smooth jazz arrangements and soulful melodies. Glory opens with funk guitar riffs, slowly transitioning into Bodur’s smokey vocals atop syncopated drum grooves and ambient neo-soul.
This 19-year-old fuses elements of neo-soul, jazz and pop into her own distinctive style. Her emotional rawness and unapologetic lyrics give her an authentic sound that has resonated with audiences all over the UK. Bodur hopes to empower young women & teens from mixed heritage backgrounds through her music to encourage them to express themselves in their own way. She credits her own multi-cultural family upbringing in London for her wide array of musical influences, from classic artists like Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra to modern influences like Quincy Jones, D’angelo and Frank Ocean. Bodur made the move from London to Brighton, where she continued to study music at university, and ultimately met her band members. Bodur was picked up by QM Records after her very first gig, leading to the release of her new debut single.