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Chloe Kohanski talks about her post-show album plans


Chloe Kohanski during her signature performance on The Voice, covering "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (NBC Photo)

Chloe Kohanski during her signature performance on The Voice, covering “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (NBC Photo)

Fresh off her historic win on The Voice, Chloe Kohanski made her was to the press room and was promptly asked what she wants to do next.

The 23-year-old — the first female rocker to ever win the show — had a ready answer.

“The first thing on my mind is working on a record,” she said. “It’s one thing to, week after week, sing other people’s songs — songs that are already great.

“But I think the real proof in an artist is being able to create that sound from your own mind and make original music that stands the test of time. I want to do is start creating and start working with people.

“So the first thing I want to do is create a record and then I want to plan a tour. And I’m already thinking about visuals and creations for that as well.”

During a Wednesday evening conference call, Voice Views asked Chloe to elaborate on what fans can expect from that post-show debut album she’d loved to make.

“I want to bring classic rock back into pop culture,” she said. “I want to blend the older timeless sounds with some modern influence as well.”

She hasn’t had a meeting about post-show music yet — her Voice victory comes with a recording contract. But she says she’s already written songs for a project and knows people back in her Nashville home with whom she’d love to work.

In fact, Chloe told the media, she submitted a couple of her songs as the possible original she’d perform on the show on Top 4 night. But they were only 40 to 50 percent complete and there wasn’t time to get them studio or live-performance ready in time for the show.

She wound up singing “I Wish I Didn’t Love You” instead. The song rocketed to number one on iTunes, the third time that had happened for Chloe during her run on The Voice.

“I listened to (that song) and I was speechless,” Chloe recalled. “I instantly felt so connected to the storyline. It’s exactly what I want to do as an artist. I want to tell stories.

“It’s one thing to say I love you to someone, but to actually admit to yourself that you wish you didn’t love someone — that’s a whole different thing. I think everyone feels that sometime in life.”

Also on the deck for Chloe post-Voice is a role with the show’s new show in Las Vegas, Neon Dreams. Chloe told Voice Views she has no details yet. But she’s eager to take part and isn’t concerned about the show interfering with any album plans.

“I would be stoked to be a part of it in whatever way I can,” she said. “If that means traveling to Vegas to perform throughout the week or over the course of a month or two while working on a record — which is my plan — it’s possible to work on more than one project at once.

“We’ve been doing it on the show this whole time.”

If you’re one of the few who haven’t followed Chloe yet, here are her social media links.


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Chloe Kohanski became the first female rocker to win The Voice in Season 13. She became the sixth member of Team Blake to win the show. To read what Chloe has to say about her musical future, head here.