Seventeen-year-old Chloe Moriondo professes to be an “internet kid,” yet she tackles overwhelming infatuation, listless daydreams, and first love with keen empathy and the kind of wisdom that’s unsearchable online. On a series of 2020 singles led by “Manta Rays” for Public Consumption Recording Co., Moriondo stirs up the purest of feelings. Awash in echoes of reverb, the track ebbs and flows between lush vocals and six-string emissions.
After discovering guitar, the artist grabbed a ukulele and began posting videos on YouTube in 2016, slowly but surely building an audience of just shy of three million subscribers. Her 2018 independent offering, Rabbit Hearted., turned heads as she hit the road with Cavetown, mxmtoon, and Shortly in addition to selling out headline gigs on both coasts. Produced by Cavetown, the 2020 Spirit Orb EP conjured a sound best described as “ghost pop,” materializing out of the ether and hypnotizing with its heart.