"With a little-girl croon that sounds half-seductive, half-lethal, Day leaves her audience curious whether she plans to kiss them or kill them."
- Riverfront Times
“There’s something unique about where your mind goes when you spend enough time alone in nature, how thoughts can disintegrate into a sort of rhythmic static. It’s like you absorb a pulse that’s always there but just out of earshot.”
"Chloe Day's music resonates like a siren call. Her agonizing sound submerges listeners into a dream-like state with its seductive, yet dangerous feel. . . . edgy, breathy, flirty, eerie and eccentric."
- Arizona Daily Sun
"The sounds of Chloe Day are at once eclectic and entirely commercial, embarking on an adventurous trip of Rock, Pop, Electronica, Jazz, Trip-Hop, and acoustic Folk-Pop. The songs are a surrealistic dreamscape that embody love, lust, fear, loneliness, beginnings, endings, and a vintage scope of human dissolution."
--Greg Debonne, The Music Manor
Her writing style tends to push the boundaries of traditional pop, refusing to be pegged down to any one sound or format. The recordings and live shows are a playground of quirky alt-country satires interspersed with a handful of flat-out tearjerkers and steamy lounge numbers, occasionally mixing in some pulsing electronic songs to create what has been dubbed a "schizophrenic genre romp."
Critics' Picks - by Kristyn Pomranz
Chloe Day is my favorite local act gone national (shh, don't tell Murphy Lee). With a little-girl croon that sounds half-seductive, half-lethal, Day leaves her audience curious as to whether she plans to kiss them or kill them. And yet, her performances are so hypnotizing, listeners would probably consent, spiral-eyed, to either.
Although Day sounds far more European than Midwestern (apt comparisons include the Cardigans' Nina Pearsson or Portishead's Beth Gibbons), she inevitably squashes such resemblances under her erratic guitar, lithe brass and gutteral static. But don't pigeonhole this songbird as trip-folk just yet - she's also roosting in poppy indie-rock and alt-country territory. Welcome Chloe home for the holi-Day!
- Chloe Day at Frederick's Music Lounge, 4454 Chippewa, on Tuesday December 27.
Pixie with a Punch - by Seth Ashley
The music of St. Louis native Chloe Day is an intriguing amalgam of bubble-gum pop, electronica, folk, alt-country and indie rock. Equal parts seductress and sweetheart, Day sings with a velvety voice that's too hot to touch. Her over-the-top crooning is the centerpiece of her new album, "Pixie Runway," which comes out May 9.
Day began her career as a musician after she moved from the Midwest to Southern California and started playing in coffeehouses and bars. She teamed up with fellow native St. Louisan Meghan Gohil to record and produce her music. Ranging from light-hearted lounge on "Spoon" to dark dance beats on "Dirty Little Secret," Day's music explores a vast range of styles and emotions.
"I don't ever want to fit my music into one genre because every song needs to develop the way it wants to," Day has said. "It has to have its own feel and vibe. I'm noticing that songs can be way across the spectrum and still fit together and tell a story."
- Wednesday, April 19, at Mojo's
Pitch Weekly - by Mike Warren Music Live
St. Louis is Tennessee Williams territory, home to sweaty muscles, humidity and discomfort - not necessarily the place music fans would go to search for rye-and-cigarettes noir music from a mysterious, teasing, vaguely dangerous chanteuse. Yet downriver native Chloe Day whispers tunes laden with enough layered secrets, addictions and percussive slinkiness for both updated Raymond Chandler adaptations and creepy indie flicks.
Day's songs, with titles such as "Catnip" and "Dirty Little Secret," should make for an ingtriguing songwriter's evening - even if her muted trumpets don't make it on the bus."
- CHLOE DAY - Thursday, April 20th, at Davey's Uptown.
KXRK X96 - Salt Lake City
O'Brien Public Radio
--Host Corey O'Brien
Reno Gazette Journal
“With a little girl croon that sounds half-seductive, half-lethal, Day leaves her audience curious as to whether she plans to kiss them or kill them. And yet, her performances are so hypnotizing, listeners would probably consent, spiral-eyed, to either."
--St. Louis Riverfront Times
KDLD - Los Angeles CA
--Host Christian B
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang . . . Chloe Day's music resonates like a siren call. Her agonizing sound submerges listeners into a dream-like state with its seductive, yet dangerous feel . . . edgy, breathy, flirty, eerie and eccentric."
--Arizona Daily Sun
KROX - Austin TX
Chillville --Host Raydog
Jan 2008 - Chloe kicked off the second year in a row with a live performance & interview on Chillville.
Denton Record Chronicle
"Chloe Day's catalog of folk, trip-hop, and electro-goth tunes is a delightfully schizophrenic genre romp, anchored by her inimitable, bell-clear pixie vocals."
"If you don't like catchy hooks, don't listen."
--WVRV St. Louis
"A talented songwriter and passionate musician."
"Chloe's got an exceptional voice and writes a great song too . . . Our webdude gets more e-mails about her than anything else I play."
--KPNT St. Louis
"Her music is outstanding and fits the format of Chillville perfectly. We recently played a couple tracks of hers and got great feedback from our listeners."