Chloe Lilac’s ‘Manic Pixie Dream’ Is A Coming-Of-Age Story With A Pinch Madness

Dreamy, unfiltered pop

Photo: Louis Browne

Brooklyn-based artist Chloe Lilac has finally dropped her debut EP Manic Pixie Dreamtoday via RCA Records. It’s a coming-of-age story, but not just your typical transition from adolescence to adulthood – Chloe really delineates that smudged, blurry state we find ourselves in as we go through change. The dreamy atmosphere of her songs highlights the ambiguity we find ourselves in as we discover new things, but always have an inner child within us that makes us feel like outsider as we navigate through transitions. In “Stolen Liquor,” Chloe lets her younger self out as she reminisces about simpler days. In “Heartbreak City,” we find a mature side of her that taps into the daily struggles every young adult can relate. It’s a realistic portrayal of ‘growing up’ which we never feel ready and is always blurred with nostalgia:

“This EP is so special to me. It’s about being a young woman, coming of age in 2019 in New York City. My hope is that these songs can make a connection for anyone hearing them, and can help them get through it all and feel something. These song are deeply personal to me, and I’ve worked on them for almost 3 years now. I’m really excited to finally be putting them out today, especially on International Women’s Day!” shared Chloe.

Chloe will be playing at SXSW in a few days, so go see her in person:

3/14 – Swan Drive @8pm (Austin, TX, USA)