Monday, August 8, 2022

SINGLE OF THE WEEK | 'Catching A Free Ride' - Chloe Matharu


Our Single of the Week is Chloe Matharu's enchanting 'Catching A Free Ride'.

Captivating vocals, beautiful lyrics and a wonderful production, this track is memorising. Born out of a mother's love for her daughter, it's as personal as it is beautiful. Take a few minutes out of your day to stop and listen and you'll quickly find yourself lost in this one. 

'Catching A Free Ride' will feature on Small Voyages, Chloe's debut album that is set for a September 16th release.

About The Song

'This is a song I wrote for my daughter following a stroke and diagnosis of a rare neurological condition.  I was in quite a dark place while we were in hospital following her injury, but her bright sweet soul kept me going and helped lift me through the difficult times.  It was then I realised that children are our best teachers and we can draw so much wisdom from them.  I am truly blessed. This song came to me in waves of love and emotion and I completed it in one sitting at the harp.'

About The Artist

Chloe Matharu is a singer-songwriter and Celtic Harpist in Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde. Following her well received debut single ‘Clyde Islands’ released in June, Chloe is excited to announce her new single ‘Catching A Free Ride' this Friday, August 5th; the second single from her forthcoming debut album 'Small Voyages' due for release on September 16th, 2022. 

Many of Chloe's songs draw on her experience as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy, sailing around the world on oil tankers and are inspired by the natural world experienced at sea. As a result, her thoughtful and sensitive songwriting offers an insight into the modern seafarer's life. Chloe's voice, coupled with her harp playing, form a haunting combination perfectly suited to the reflective nature of her material.

Tour Dates 

10.08.22 Pianodrome - EDINBURGH

19.08.22 Acoustic Music Centre - EDINBURGH

3.09.22 Broadhaven YHA -PEMBROKESHIRE

10.09.22 Redcatch Folk Club - BRISTOL

17.09.22 Cwtch Café - PEMBROKESHIRE 

1.10.22 Hartlepool Folk Festival - HARTLEPOOL

17.10.22 Green Note - LONDON 

23.10.22 Glad Café - GLASGOW

30.10.22 Shambellie House - DUMFRIES

26.11.22 Wighton - DUNDEE

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For more information about Chloe, visit her website.

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