Chloe Bodur explores the meaning of divine femininity in new single ‘Kitty & I’
Today – 16th August – Rising singer, songwriter and producer Chloe Bodur releases her new sensual single, ‘Kitty and I’ ahead of forthomcing EP ‘RÜYA’ due 6th October. Stemming from a candid conversation about how women are treated in relationships, Chloe explores the topic of divine femininity a running theme throughout her forthcoming project – as well as female pleasure.
Uncovering intimate moments freely and openly, the 24-year-old reflects on how she should be treated stating, “You never tell me that you love me first or kiss my forehead that’s why it ain’t working. Not for kitty and I”. Chloe’s hypnotic vocals are accompanied by footage of her alongside her pet cat, Amelie, who joins her in the video which was shot entirely on Super 8 to match the 1930’s Cabaret-inspired styling.
“I think women are incredible, god-like, mystical creatures and deserved to be adored as such. Inspired by one of my favourite Beyoncé’ songs “Kitty Kat” I wrote it almost as a manifesto for men, teaching them how to treat their girl right if they want regular access to kitty & I. I switched the power from Beyoncé’s 00’s version and used humour which is really powerful to help get the point across in an entertaining way, and it keeps the mood light!”
Chloe’s musical journey has been influenced by her families eternal love for music, in particular her cousin and long-time collaborator’s JD REID (Celeste, slowthai, Mabel). She cites her musical heroes as everyone from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and The Neptunes to icons such as Anita Baker and Austrid Gilberto.
Born and raised in Cricklewood, North West London, her Sri-Lanken and Turkish duel heritage has remained a huge inspiration and Chloe aims to break the mould and inspire the next generation of South Asian and Middle Eastern women to feel empowered to express themselves both personally and professionally.
Balancing her music career with part-time work in her Dad’s Ice Cream Van, she represents working class musicians who want to use their voice to share the realities of surviving as an artist today. Her genre-bending sonic merges R&B and Bossanova to form what she calls R&Bossanova with Jazz and psychedelic Soul tendencies – but never Neo-Soul. Having previously partaken in jam sessions with Thundercat, the list of co-signs continues to grow for Chloe who is regularly championed Jamz Supernova and more recently Sampha.
At the start of this month, Chloe began her monthly residency for Balamii radio coinciding with her
performance for their Ballroom event (19th Aug) headlined by Novelist. With her creative juices
flourishing, her sights are firmly set on the forthcoming project which is due to make a permanent mark
on the thriving UK music scene.