LISTEN TO DOUCHEBAG EP HERE
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "DOUCHEBAG" HERE
Brooklyn-based artist Chloe Lilac has released her highly-anticipated sophomore EP, DOUCHEBAG, out now via RCA Records. Listen to the EP in full now here. Watch the self-directed / self-shot official video for new single and EP title track "DOUCHEBAG" here.
A project whose release marks the culmination of a period of unprecedented growth for the rising artist, DOUCHEBAG embodies a hard look inward — a fearless, anthemic collection of tracks intended to inspire raw strength from within. Chloe describes, “As a young woman I’m so conditioned to just take what men give me and thank them for it. These songs on my EP are about empowering myself and my listeners to give them strength to manifest confidence. It’s for myself and for them. It’s both.”
Alongside the EP comes brand new single and title track, "DOUCHEBAG," a kiss-off pop-punk ode to a worthless ex, of which Chloe adds, “It’s really about me just sticking it to that motherfucker.” The song’s official video debuted today alongside an exclusive interview with NYLONhere.
Amidst the lingering uncertainty that has shadowed much of 2020, Chloe Lilac has turned obstacle into opportunity, tapping into her DIY roots to self-direct and self-shoot two official videos in her Brooklyn home while in quarantine and connecting consistently with her fans on IG Live. Chloe has also asserted herself a bold activist for social causes. From taking a stand for LGBTQ rights during Pride Month (see partnerships with Pride.com and The Trevor Project) to joining the fight for racial justice (here & here), Chloe has become a beacon of strength and a model for young women and artists as they navigate the struggle of a global pandemic and aprecarious future.
Today's EP release follows a string of standout singles that have solidified Chloe's place as a veritable force among rising alt/pop artists. She kicked off 2020 with "HERE'S YOUR SONG,"which saw critical love from outlets such as The FADER and UPROXX, who noted the track "shows another side of Lilac — one that’s more introspective." "OBVIOUS"followed, which was praised by MTV News for its "explosive confidence" and sparked Refinery29 to proclaim, "Lilac is so talented that I can barely stand it." Punk-inspired "MODERATION" touched on Chloe's struggle with mental health, a track which PAPER called "instantly anthemic."
Last fall, singles "High School" and"Special" both were given Spotify 'New Music Friday' placement and saw critical love from outlets such as Billboard, who called "High School" "an undeniably exuberant affair."