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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chloe Tang On Her New Single ‘Primal’

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chloe Tang On Her New Single ‘Primal’

New girl crush alert! Chloe Tang has taken over our pop and R&B playlists, and we aren’t mad about it. We got the chance to have a one-on-one interview with her, and we’re still not done fangirling.

Chloe has just released her spicy new single, ‘Primal,’ and us being obsessed is an understatement! A bold and unapologetic song about sexual desires, ‘Primal’ sets the mood just right. Let’s dive into our interview with Chloe Tang as she talks about her music, creativity, and goals!

Welcome to The Honey POP! What are three things you want new listeners to know about you?
Thank you! I want people to know that I’m very proudly Chinese American, I have been releasing my own music independently for 6 years, and I will never change my Instagram handle from @beefjerkybih.

Chloe Tang 'Primal' press photo
Image Source: Roushan Hassan

Her New Single ‘Primal’

Congrats on releasing your new single ‘Primal!’ If you could set the scene for everyone’s first time listening to the song, what would it look like?
The year is 4BC. You’re in the jungle. You see a very attractive person across the greenery, and you get to chatting. There’s chemistry and sexual tension. You feel something you can’t identify, but you know it’s coming from a place of instinctual desire.

What was your favorite part about working on this track?
Definitely writing the second verse. I knew I wanted to shout out the boys who are kinda shy at first because, in my experience, they’re the kinkiest. But my co-writer Dani had so much fun with the lyrics on that part.

We’re living for how you got creative with your photoshoot for ‘Primal!’ What’s the most elaborate thing or outfit you’ve had to DIY?
Oh yes, it’s always a DIY project with me, haha. Honestly, the most elaborate may have been the “set design” for this one. Usually, I choose a location so I don’t have to create one. But I had a very specific vision for this one, and it took a lot of research and time to pull it all together. I had never done something quite like that before, so there was a lot of trial and error!

We also love how you’ve been breaking stigmas about sexuality in all your songs and videos. What advice would you give to others struggling with openly expressing their desires?
The most important thing is choosing a partner/partners you trust. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with exploring with different people, but the easiest way to dig yourself deeper into a hole of secrecy is to trust people who don’t deserve it. It doesn’t matter the relationship. If you’re romantic with someone and want to open up the conversation about experimenting/your own needs, there always has to be trust.

Chloe Tang 'Primal' press photo
Image Source: Roushan Hassan

Her Music Career And Inspiration

Growing up, who or what genre did you listen to the most? Do you aspire to create the same type of music?
I will never stop praising my queen, Avril. She really unleashed a rebellious side of my personality at such a young age, which has only guided me in the right direction. I was definitely a pop-punk type of kid, partially because of the influence of my older cousins but also because there was something about the pop-punk vocal melodies that gave me goosebumps. I don’t think I aspire to make pop-punk music. But I mean, maybe one day. I think what stuck with me most from those years was the influence of the attitude and not really giving a f*ck about what other people thought.

How would you describe the era that your music is in right now?
I’m releasing a lot of bad b*tch anthems in the upcoming future. I had some major growth over the pandemic and realized that my confidence level is really up to me, so why am I not breaking the chart? It’s bad b*tch season every season.

Do you remember a moment in your career when you knew this was what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?
The biggest one would be when I was on stage in 2018, opening for Dua Lipa in a sold-out venue for 4,000 people. I’ve had other smaller ones, too, more internal ones. But this was way too big to ever forget. It felt like how princesses in fairytales felt when they got married to their prince. Just unreal and everything I hoped it’d be and more. I’d love to feel that again soon.

You’ve likely traveled to many different cities for performances and events. Which city has been your favorite to travel to so far? And which cities would you like to visit if given the chance?
My favorite has been Toronto, hands down. I love that place and the people and culture. I would go back any day. Right now, London would be at the top of my list of cities to visit and play a show. Then Montreal and Atlanta.

Chloe Tang 'Primal' press photo
Image Source: Roushan Hassan

Wrapping Up 2023 And Welcoming 2024

What goals or plans do you want to accomplish before the end of the year?
Before 2024, I’d like to really define success for myself. Being in this industry is hard because it’s nearly impossible not to compare yourself to other artists and writers when you see everyone else’s success and ask why that isn’t you. But the older I get, the more I realize I’m never going to reach a goal if I don’t even know what the goal is. It’s a pretty internally driven goal but one I’ve been needing nonetheless.

We hear you’re hoping to release a full-length project next year. Can you give us a few hints for what we can expect?
Hehe. Sure! I love this question. The more recent music is a little darker and a little groovier. I’ve been playing it safe in the pop realm for quite a while now, and I figured it might be time to explore some new sounds.

What three songs do you currently have on repeat?
‘On My Mama’ – Victoria Monét, ‘So’ – Christian Kuria, and ‘Water’ – Tyla

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When was the last time you cried in the club?
LOL. The last time I can remember was a few years ago when my boyfriend at the time showed up unannounced, and I really didn’t want him to be there. We ended up getting into an argument, and I cried so much 😩 We broke up like a few days later, so it was for the best. 😂

It doesn’t matter the relationship; if you’re romantic with someone and want to open up the conversation about experimenting/your own needs, there always has to be trust.

Chloe Tang

You can listen to ‘Primal‘ by Chloe Tang right here!

We had an amazing time chatting with Chloe Tang on her new single ‘Primal’ and all things music. If you’re just discovering her music, what are your thoughts? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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