Interview: Harloe Let's Her Spacey, Mind-Bending Sound Fly
When you listen to standout pop songwriter Harloe's music you can't help but think she has absolutely everything put together here.
A track like "More Than Ever" has clear cut production, powerhouse vocal abilities, and turns instrumentally that feel like a breathe of fresh air. The relationship centered track serves as a follow-up to the striking “All in My Feelings” released months ago.
The Liquid Truth EP is surely one to keep your eyes peeled for as this star is no stranger to being an expert songwriter with past credits including names like Nick Jonas and Charli XCX.
To get in a true artist's mind, we had the beautiful opportunity to ask the singer a few personal questions:
How do you approach songwriting when it comes to yourself versus for other artists?
Well, they go hand-in-hand, but they do have their differences. When I write for myself, I try to get in touch with what I want to say and it’s a bit easier. I don’t have to filter writing for myself and I get to go really deep. For another artist, it’s a little harder. I have to try and get into their head, feel what they are feeling, and then try to translate it into the lyrics. Writing through another artist’s lens really gets the creativity flowing, and it’s fun to see collaborate and see how they view the world.
What do you hope your listeners get out of the "Liquid Truth" EP?
I hope that the songs are relatable and feel real to them. These were real emotions and feelings that I’ve felt in the past year about relationships and life in general. I hope that if someone is feeling a similar way, these songs can be an outlet or a release for them.
I want my fans to feel like they can be honest and be a little more truthful with themselves when they listen to the music. Love is one of the most powerful things out there but it’s also one of the most complicated, and I hope the music can help them sort out how they feel about their own situations. There’s a song for everyone on this EP, which is something I most proud of. You can have a blast or you can cry - get all in your feelings about it.
What was the expectation vs reality when you first began working with Evan “Kidd” Bogart and Eman Kiriakou?
You would think that that since they’ve had tons of hits they would be stubborn and controlling about sound, but the interesting thing about this EP is that they supported me 100% when I said I wanted to produce it. The reality is, they’re really understanding and open creatively about the music.
Sticky Note Confessions: What's your weirdest talent?
I do a mean Toni Braxton impression and that’s about as weird as it gets for me.
What's a personal motto you live by?
I think that everything happens for a reason. Sometime you don’t know what the reason is for a long time, but it all works out and makes sense in the end. Eventually you end up in the place you were meant to be.
What do you hope for in the future?
For me - I hope I can continue to work at being my most authentic self and making the most real music that I can. I also hope to keep having fun while I do it, because what’s the point if you’re not enjoying yourself.
For the world - I hope that day by day we can get to a place of acceptance and just love each other more. I think that’s sort of the root of everything. I hope that day by day we can build more compassion for one another. I think music can be a big part of that change, and I hope that I can contribute to that in any way.
What do you think of Harloe?