In the last 12 months alone, pop-classical virtuoso Chloe Flower has performed for the President of the United States at the Kennedy Center Honors, accompanied Lil Baby on Saturday Night Live, and teamed up with Mimi So and Daniel Martin to design a ring for AAPI Month—spending much of this time behind one of Liberace’s pianos in couture high fashion pieces. What better way to cap off an unbelievable year than with the release of her first-ever holiday album, Chloe Hearts Christmas, available TODAY from Sony Music Masterworks.
With Halloween in the rear-view now, there’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with Chloe Hearts Christmas. Listen HERE.
The queen of pop-classical has reimagined, reinvented, and reinvigorated 17 seasonal classics with her own “popsical”—pop-meets-classical—spin. As such, she breathes new life into traditional melodies, beloved standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday soundtrack staples. Chloe Flower doesn’t unwrap these soon-to-be holiday staples alone though. Academy® Award- and GRAMMY® Award-winning icon and The Roots Co-Founder Questlove appears on four tracks, including “Blue Christmas,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “The Christmas Waltz,” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” Meanwhile, Chloe’s mentor and legendary producer and songwriter Babyface co-produced her take on “Carol of the Bells.”
Debuting today alongside the album release is the official music video for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” filmed at the iconic New York hotel, The St. Regis, with Korean director and photographer Peter Ash Lee – WATCH HERE.
On the track, Chloe transforms the famous classical theme from The Nutcracker ballet into an epic orchestral piece fused with hip-hop beats – LISTEN HERE. Of the video and track for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” Chloe says, “This song feels like a dream to me; a fantasy. Like the music, the video plays with many different worlds, transporting you from dark to light.”
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 favourite 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, which was an immediate success.
Now making her dreams into reality, Chloe Hearts Christmas arrives as a carefully curated mix of traditional classical pieces, beloved standards and carols, contemporary pop favourites and holiday film cues, each infused with Chloe’s signature “popsical” sound.