Rising star Chloe Moriondo unleashes a new dreamy single “Cdbaby<3”
The drum-and-bass-inspired offering arrives as the second track from her upcoming album SUCKERPUNCH, which is set to arrive October 7 via Public Consumption/Fueled By Ramen. “Cdbaby<3” is streaming now on all platforms and SUCKERPUNCH is available for preorder now.
Moriondo says: “i can’t wait for ‘Cdbaby<3’ to be with the world. she is sweet and vulnerable and sad and special and another sweet step into the SUCKERPUNCH world. i hope you love her!!”
In August, Moriondo announced the album and debuted its first single – the sticky-sweet summer anthem “Fruity,” which arrived to critical acclaim from The New York Times, Pitchfork, Billboard, V Magazine, UPROXX, Alternative Press and more. The New York Times praised the “relentless catchy” track as “an exhilarating pivot to hyperpop,” while Billboard exclaimed “Moriondo’s ready for you to get a sugar rush off this delectable pop track.” “It’s skittish, explosive, and enthused” raved UPROXX, while FLOOD Magazine crowned “Fruity” as “a sugar-rush anthem for the end of summer.” V Magazine attested, “…it’s time to unwrap the singer’s latest treat and take a bite—It’s going to be one sweet season.”
Working with producers/co-writers including Oscar Scheller (Rina Sawayama, PinkPantheress, Charli XCX), David Pramik (Machine Gun Kelly, Oliver Tree), and Teddy Geiger (Caroline Polachek, Olivia O’Brien), SUCKERPUNCH signals a new era for Moriondo and marks a bold leap forward from the understated indie-pop and jittery pop-punk of her 2021 offering, Blood Bunny.
In celebration of the record, Chloe will head out on the “SUCKERPUNCH” tour this October, a U.S. fall headline run featuring support from Dreamer Isioma. The five-week trek kicks off October 12 in Columbus, OH, making stops at The Regent in Los Angeles on October 26 and Irving Plaza in New York City on November 10 before wrapping up with a hometown performance at The Majestic in Detroit, MI on November 19.
In April, Chloe shared the puppy luv EP, a collection of canine-themed songs. The five-track collection was heralded by the charming, breezy single “sammy,” and accompanied by an official music video starring Moriondo’s own pet dog (the titular Sammy). UPROXX praised the “wholesome” track, while Billboard hailed it as “a pure bump of joy.” Consequence attested “sammy” is “adorable and heartwarming.” The puppy luv EP is available now via Public Consumption/Fueled By Ramen.