Noelle Chiodo Talks “Deep End” In Exclusive Interview! (@NoelleChiodo_)
1. How did you get your start in the music industry?
I’ve always loved music, every aspect of it, since I was about 8 years old. That’s when I dove in. I started singing in a kids group, then church, then once I was in middle school I would perform at every talent show, festival, audition for choirs and musicals, pretty much sing any where that people would let me. Eventually, I begged my parents for piano lessons, then picked up the guitar a few years later. And landed my first gig at a coffee shop in Las Vegas, playing every Saturday for tips. I started bringing in musicians and building a small following. When I turned 16, I bought a fake ID so I could start playing more restaurants, charity events, festivals, etc. People wouldn’t take me completely seriously because of my age, but I pushed my way in.
2. How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as pop with hints of soul. Where I first started really learning about music was in church and that’s something that really has influenced my voice. I just always want to stay true to that.
3. Who are your musical influences?
I honestly have so many influences, but the most prominent ones are Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Aretha Franklin, Julia Michaels.
4. What was the creative process behind “Deep End”?
The song started with me alone in my room with my guitar, but I felt I was missing a little something, so I invited my good friend and fellow artist, Jules, to join the project. From there, we figured out direction and what we wanted the final message to be. When I took it into the studio, we made tweaks over and over again until it felt right. My goal with this song was to be anthemic. With the music video production, I wanted it to be very visual and give a message that you’re not alone. I chose locations that made me happy, like the beach. And incorporated dancers and choreography as a representation that you’re not alone.
5. What is the song about?
For me, I wrote this song a few months after a breakup. When your heart is broken, at the moment, you feel like it’s the end of the world and you can actually PHYSICALLY feel the pain in your chest, at least I could. But after about three months, I looked back on the relationship and just thought to myself ‘Wow. After all of that I’m actually going to be okay’. Universally though, I think that “Deep End” is about coming out of the deep end, whatever hard ship that may be, stronger than before and overcoming your battles. The deep end can be anything from loss of love to failure. We’ve all been there before, but how we rise out of those moments is what defines us as human beings.
6. How did you develop the idea for the music video?
Like I said before, I wanted the music video to be very visual and moving. When I was brainstorming with my videographer and co director/ editor, we wanted there to be a lot of symbolism. We started with the first location being a beach because I wanted one of the main scenes to be at a place that makes me happy. The song is about overcoming your battles, not letting them bring you down. Then moving on to the balloons in the dessert, they were just another symbol of rising above. And the dancers and choreography represented how you’re not alone. Overall, I wanted this video to be very feel good, using pretty colors that make people happy (blue, whites, silver, pink) and clean locations that are freeing.
7. Do you have an EP or full length album in the works?
Yes, my self titled debut EP will be released end of September. It will include the four previous singles released, as well as a new song, and a remix of one of the singles.
8. Where can fans stream or purchase your music?
My music is available on ALL digital music streaming platforms; youtube, spotify, apple music, itunes, amazon music, tidal, etc.
9. What are your social media handles?
Mailing List: https://www.noellechiodo.com/newsletter-signup
LINKS TO DEEP END
Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT1TBtXwA1E