Award-winning NY singer-songwriter, Chloe Hennessee is here to share her new single, ‘Hickey’. The track has an electrifying feeling to it infused with a pop melody that creates a new kind of smooth pop i would say. It has such a haunting echo with the harmonies and background vocals but the haunting echo is somewhat angelic and peaceful. Her vocals are captivating and really captures the emotions found in the lyrics. The chorus is catchy and has such a dynamic sound.
Speaking on the track, shes says, “The main point behind Hickey is that no one can “own” anyone else. Humans often mark things as theirs (e.g., brands, initials, etc.) One way people mark each other is with hickeys. The line in the song that sums it up well is “the hickey on my chest won’t keep me close.” It’s not about belonging to each other…it’s about respect, communication, and so much more.” She continued, “Musically, this one was a blast to arrange and record! I wanted it to have a mysterious vibe and was also hearing a lot of 80’s retro sounds (and I’m a big Stranger Things fan!). We used both a Prophet-5 and a MemoryMoog for this track along with more digital sounds. The result is a song I am VERY proud of!”.
In the fall of 2017, Chloe won the NYC Teen Songwriting Contest sponsored by Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. She then performed her winning song, “Awake,” at City Winery NYC – backed up by Mark Stewart (Paul Simon’s Music Director) and the incredible Guitar Mash House Band. In the spring of 2018, Chloe also won the Teen Division of the New England Songwriting Competition sponsored by Eventide Theatre Co. and performed at the Finalist Showcase in Cape Cod, MA. In early 2018, Chloe recorded, “Awake,” at Power Station Berklee NYC. Then in the fall of that same year, she recorded a 7-song album of original music titled, “Ups & Downs.” It was produced by Wayne Silver and recorded at The Ice Plant Studio in Long Island City, NY. “Ups & Downs” was released in March, 2019.