North West London’s neo-soul, jazz singer Chloe Bodur, has just released single, Glory, via Live Nation’s One’s To Watch. Produced by UK Top 10 charting producer JD.Reid, Glory has been given Track of the Day on numerous BBC Introducing stations, as well as being added to rotation on Jazz FM.
Chloe Bodur, 19-year-old singer/songwriter, spoke to The Fountain about what inspired the title of this new track and what it’s been like to work with JD.
TF: You must be ecstatic about the release of your new single?
Yessss! It’s been nice to finally release some music.
TF: And what inspired the single name Glory?
I found the voice memo today from when I originally jammed the song with the boys in the band. Glory was the first word that popped into my head. Glory and everything that word embodies is what we’re all striving for so maybe it was just buried in the subconscious. Who knows?
TF: Will we have the pleasure of seeing you hit Scotland soon?
I would LOVE to visit Scotland. If someone could set us up playing the fringe festival I would be so down for that.
TF: What’s it been like to work with JD Reid?
J and I are very close so it’s always easy working with him. Unless I’m writing to one of his songs, that’s not so easy haha. His instrumentals are so complex it takes a lot of brain strain to body work as complicated as his sometimes. He’s a musical wizard.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
We did a gig at Bleach in Brighton supporting La Lune back in April; that was probably my favorite. The venue is great and the crowd were full of energy! Every show is fun though.