CHLOE MORIONDO – ” Blood Bunny “

Posted: July 8, 2021 in MUSIC

If this year has shown us anything in music, it’s that pop-punk is alive and well and being carried forward by an exciting and diverse new generation. Michigan native Chloe Moriondo’s album “Blood Bunny” is a standout, with catchy riffs and incredible hooks throughout. Moriondo’s gift for lyricism elevates each song, with a deep sense of longing often combining with fantastical imagery to deliver moving tracks like “Manta Ray.” That gift also results in a ton of devilish fun when her imagination turns to the gleefully gory, resulting in delightful tracks like “Bodybag” and breakout hit “I Eat Boys.” Whether listeners are looking for over-the-top hooks and imagery or a stirring reminder of what it’s like to be young and figuring life out, Chloe Moriondo’s “Blood Bunny” hits home. 

This current wave of teen (or recently teenage) artists is something of a tsunami. This cohort of young bedroom producers is levelling up rapidly, swapping snugs for studios and putting out more well-upholstered records. Detroit’s Chloe Moriondo, graduating from strumming the ukulele on YouTube to being a serious contender on her second album. The 18-year-old only just finished high school during the first lockdown.

Preferring girls (Samantha) and being a misfit (Rly Don’t Care) are topics covered by others of a comparable lineage Clairo and Girl In Red but there is much to distinguish Moriondo, whose sense of mischief is as strong as her pop-punk desire to tell it like it is. “I Want To Be With You” may sledgehammer home its quiet-loud stadium indie, but “I Eat Boys” is a revenge fantasy in which leering males might end up coming a cropper in her basement. 

“Mantra Rays” is a love song, finds Moriondo getting high, going online, and being shocked to discover how huge manta rays really are.

from my new album Blood Bunny out now!

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