|Taylor and Chloe of Chasing Lovely|
The sisters grew up in Minneapolis, MN before moving to Nashville, TN. But they’re comfortable here the Tampa Bay area.
Me: So, how’d you meet Todd and Kiaralinda? How’d this come to be that you’re part of SongFest this year?
Taylor: We played a house concert in Clearwater in December. The woman who hosted us suggested we meet this couple …
Chloe: We do a lot of house shows. When they put something together like this we know people are there who care about music.
Taylor: There are a lot more hosts in this pocket of the country than in most areas.
Chasing Lovely recently finished a successful Kickstarter campaign and pre-production so it’s no surprise that Taylor and Chloe are looking forward to getting into the studio.
Chloe: We’ll tour before and after that.
Me: I know this is sort of a cliché question, but what are your hopes as far as your career and future?
Taylor: Our hope is to create a sustainable career. Something to allow us a middle-class income. Our motto is really ‘slow and steady.’
Chloe: People automatically assume fame is a goal. That’s troubling to me. You can’t go back after that. You can’t run into Walmart or live a normal live. We want to create music that means something and that other people connect with.
The celebrity that comes with it is odd. We don’t have a need to be worshiped.
Taylor: I would love the opportunity to travel internationally. We’ve been able to get a sense of America from a hands-on appreciation. it’s a tense time in our culture. We travel to places where we might not get a chance to otherwise connect. It’s a great way to find the commonalities between us and share our love of music. We can tell those stories now.
Chloe: We all feel the same things.
Taylor: Traveling outside of the country would offer some great opportunities to connect on a wider scale, to experience other cultures.
Chloe: Give them a voice—give them a voice and connect through music.
I hope you’ll find a way to connect with Chasing Lovely. Come hang out with us at SongFest today.
Check back in soon. I have another interview to post and hoping to talk to more artists.
But now I’m off to the Marina Stage to hear them perform at 2:00. Hurry down!