Rising star Chloe Moriondo reveals a new stunning album ‘SUCKERPUNCH’
The 13-track collection is available now via Public Consumption/Fueled By Ramen. In celebration of the release, Moriondo has also shared an official music video for “Plastic Purse,” which is streaming now on Chloe’s official YouTube channel. The Willy-Wonka-meets-Lord-Of-The-Flies visual finds mad scientist Moriondo shrinking boys to fight for survival inside of her titular plastic purse.
Next week, Chloe will head out on the “SUCKERPUNCH” tour – 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. Tickets for all dates are available now.
The artist also appeared as DORK Magazine’s October cover star, which arrived alongside a five-star review of SUCKERPUNCH, praising the record as “bold and extravagant with a refreshing dose of silliness.” The drum-and-bass-inspired “Cdbaby<3” was celebrated by Teen Vogue, who touted, “…the thumping, hypnotic track perfectly showcases why Chloe is one of indie pop’s brightest rising stars.” Billboard raved, “Lots of modern pop artists aspire to evoke the highs of top-quality drum-and-bass, but Chloe Moriondo actually gets there,” while NYLON praised the “…delirious new drum ‘n’ bass jam.”
The New York Times applauded the “relentless catchy” track ‘Fruity’ 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 support of SUCKERPUNCH, Chloe and creative director Samantha Caballero conceptualized the entire range of merchandise in collaboration with WMX (Warner Music Group’s in-house Artist & Fan Experiences team). Arriving with three different themes – “Fruity”, “Cdbaby<3” and “SUCKERPUNCH” – each collection includes apparel, accessories, and a signed CD from Chloe that provides fans a taste of the bright and colorful vibes from her latest project.
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.