Chlöe spoke at When We Vote’s Culture of Democracy Summit about the music industry’s over-saturation with content, which has resulted in shorter shelf lives for recordings and, as a result, less appreciation for the art form.
“Artists, the time to grow into their artistry and to not expect every song to hit off, right off the gate, streaming numbers and TikTok,” she declared. “Like, right now, it’s because everything, it is overly saturated and there’s so many songs per week. We rely on a popular trend to chart with music and, you know, it’s great, the internet’s great, but it’s also the downfall because we are not appreciating artistry.”
“Say, an album comes…no one’s really listening to it within the next week or two weeks, and there’s so much music and so much—so many visuals. We are so, like, stimulated, we don’t know what to focus on. So, I think it’s really just about finding ways to truly sit there and marinate in the moment in a song.”
Chlöe went on to say that she hoped she could have been a part of the campaign “even before I was born” years ago. Despite her reservations, the singer expressed gratitude that she and her sister, Halle Bailey, are “signed to someone like Beyoncé because we are given creative freedom and the space to grow.”