Acclaimed pianist, composer and producer CHLOE FLOWER today announces the release of her first-ever holiday album, CHLOE HEARTS CHRISTMAS, available Friday, November 1 from Sony Music Masterworks. A must-have for the season, Chloe Hearts Christmas includes a range of festive favourites, each of which have been newly rearranged by Chloe and given her self-coined “popsical,” or pop-meets-classical treatment.
From traditional melodies and beloved standards to contemporary pop hits and holiday film soundtracks, Chloe brings together a dazzling array of musical styles to capture the spirit and sound of the season, enlisting longtime friends and musical icons Questlove and Babyface as collaborators on five of the album’s sixteen tracks. Debuting today alongside album preorder is Chloe’s take on Korean superstar V of BTS’s “Christmas Tree,” which transforms the delicately moving number into a soaring orchestral piece – listen here.
Of today’s track, Chloe says, “It was really important to me to include a Korean artist on the album. BTS have helped pave the way for so many other Korean artists like me, and what they’ve been able to accomplish both as a group and individually as solo artists is really amazing.”
The release of Chloe Hearts Christmas marks a lifelong dream for pianist, composer and producer Chloe Flower, whose love of the season is no secret. “Everyone knows I’m obsessed with Christmas. It’s my favorite time of the year,” she says when asked about the album’s inception, which began in many ways, with last year’s release of her first-ever holiday EP, Christmas with Chloe Flower. The 4-track EP was an immediate success, landing Chloe a coveted spot as the first-ever classical instrumentalist to perform on Disney’s annual Magical Holiday Special. “Performing at their show was a dream come true. I was truly so inspired, and I think even then I knew where my musical journey was taking me next,” Chloe remarks of the experience.