CHLOE KAY TAKES ON PRINCE'S WHEN DOVES CRY
FEATURED ON COVERAMA COMPILATION ALBUM OUT NOW VIA THE CONFIDENCE EMPERORS
PERFORMING WITH THE ROLLING SKY
AS PART OF POPGURU REVUE: UNPLUGGED, A LIVESTREAM CONCERT SERIES ON SATURDAY, MAY 28
TUNE IN AT 9 PM EST!
Toronto, ON – May 27, 2022 – Today, UK-based, Surrey, BC-born singer-songwriter, Chloe Kay, shares her version of When Doves Cry, as a stunning presentation of her rendition of the Prince classic. The song is featured on Coverama - a fantastic new compilation filled with creative, fun and innovative renditions of classic pop and indie rock songs by Canadian artists, out now via Popguru Sound & Vision's boutique label, The Confidence Emperors. Listen to When Doves Cry and watch the video here.
Working with producer, Mike Schlosser, Chloe honoured one of her greatest influences by creating a signature approach on the arrangement while embodying the icon's delivery of emotion, prose and production.
Under The Cover - what inspired the track:
“I've always been a massive fan of Prince and When Doves Cry is one of my favourite songs. I love the sparseness of the song and the poetry in the lyrics. I worked with producer Mike Schlosser to come up with the arrangement. Our goal was to create our own version while still capturing the essence of the original.”
You can experience Chloe's special live performance alongside her bandmates, Juliana Eye and Sam Casey, in powerful transatlantic pop group, The Rolling Sky, this Saturday, May 28 at 9:00 p.m. EST as part of The Popguru Revue: Unplugged, A Livestream Concert Series. The session was captured at Crouch End Studios in London U.K. and Revolution Recording in Toronto. Stream the free concert via the Popguru Sound & Vision YouTube channel here and check out Part 1 of their live show from May 21 here.
On Coverama, you can hear John Orpheus cover Radiohead’s House Of Cards, Alex Exists’ take on David Essex’s Rock On, Juliana Eye’s stunning rendition of Blondie’s Dreaming, Sam Casey’s powerful interpretation of Etta James' I'd Rather Go Blind, and Canadian icons Martha and the Muffins’ chiming electric 12 string version of The English Beat's Save It For Later, and rising Toronto duo, TANDM, as they covered Counting Crows' Accidentally In Love, Will Whitwham (of The Wilderness of Manitoba) covering The Beach Boys' classic, God Only Knows, and a bonus track from Martha and the Muffins as they deliver their rendition of For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield). Listen to the project here.
About Chloe Kay
Chloe Kay is a singer/songwriter with a unique capacity for crafting pop gems who is currently based in Brighton, UK. She first moved from her hometown in Surrey to Toronto with the goal of developing her music further. “I had just finished studying music in London and felt it would be helpful for my creative process to get out of my usual environment and be somewhere different.” As a member of electronic duo This Sound Will Save You, Chloe wrote songs that blended “unexpected electronic arrangements with epic pop adventures.” She has created toplines for producers worldwide including Dante Rose, Pure State, Day Din, Chrone & Bale, The Head, Clyde Rivers and Lucian among others. In 2021 alone, she collaborated on 12 singles. As a solo artist, she released the singles Let Me In and Fall Into U through UK label frtyfve records under her artist name of Chloe Kay. Both songs were featured on BBC Music Introducing. Chloe recently teamed up with producer/songwriter Mike Schlosser to create the single Fiction as well as her version of the Prince song When Doves Cry for the COVERAMA album. In addition, electronic artist NICOLAAS has remixed her track Beautiful Lie which will be included on The Confidence Emperors compilation album The International Sound System Party, Volume II in 2022.
DOWNLOAD - When Doves Cry Single Art
DOWNLOAD - Chloe Kay Press Photos
DOWNLOAD - Coverama Artwork
About Popguru Sound & Vision:
Founded in 1998 by A&R maverick Graham Stairs, Popguru Sound & Vision is a fully integrated music company that makes a difference. Its core business is artist management, but, as a diversified company, Popguru is involved in music publishing, two record label imprints and providing music for film, television and other media.
Prior to starting his own company, Stairs was a partner in Intrepid management and did A&R for Intrepid Records, Latitude Records and EMI Music Canada. He was involved with such seminal Canadian artists as Martha and the Muffins, the Rheostatics, National Velvet, Chalk Circle, Damhnait Doyle and Sandbox. He was also behind the soundtrack album for the film, Highway 61, and the Bruce Cockburn tribute album that gave the Barenaked Ladies their first national hit with Lovers In A Dangerous Time. To this day, it is still one of the most played songs on Canadian radio. More recently, Stairs did A&R for True North Records where he signed Catherine MacLellan, Hunter Valentine and Australian band, the Audreys.
The strength of any company is its artists and repertoire. Popguru subscribes to the philosophy of building a community and long-term careers for its artists. The company’s mandate is to develop content for the Canadian and international marketplaces. The business model uses diversification as a strategy to create and monetize content for the existing and next generation uses of music. Since reactivating Popguru in 2009, Stairs has signed Martha and the Muffins, Odario, Grand Analog, the Wilderness of Manitoba, John Orpheus, Ghost Caravan, producer/songwriter, Mike Schlosser, and Sam Casey for management. Stairs’ vision of the interdependencies between record labels, music publishers, management companies and licensing agencies is the reason that Popguru organizes all of them within the same company. This is Popguru’s response to the needs of artists today and into the future.