Next week I’m going to be turning 24 so you can imagine my annoyance when I see that Chlöe Howl has dropped a new track, that is an absolute banger, called 23 that I’m only going to be able to sing at the top of my lungs for the next few days. Sad times.
Jokes aside, ever since leaving Columbia Records in 2015 Howl has been absolutely thriving, bringing out pop anthems left, right and centre with the likes of Work and Magnetic being pure joys to listen to. 23 continues this trend with Howl’s unmistakable vocal leading the track with a gentle piano breaking through the range of slick synths and thumping synths that creates this personal feel, as if Howl is an old friend who’s come to you years later to find out what you’ve been up to.
The track has been made especially for people in their early 20’s and how when you’re growing up sometimes you don’t have all the answers. It’s the part of growing up that everyone experiences and can relate to and Howl has managed to encapsulate this in a song that we can all find ourselves in.
If this track has caught your attention like it has many others then you may want to buy some tickets to her gig at the Moth Club on January 23rd. I thoroughly recommend going as you will be in for a real treat.
“’23’ was written after New Year’s Eve last year. My childhood friend and I spent the whole night talking about how adult life isn’t always what we fantasised it would be. I wrote this song for all those in their early 20s who might be starting to figure it all out.” – Chlöe Howl