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Chloe George & Tariq Al-Sabir
Chloe George & Tariq Al-Sabir

Fri, Apr 05


Ki Smith Gallery

Chloe George & Tariq Al-Sabir

Fader Label presents a special performance by Chloe George & Tariq Al-Sabir

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Apr 05, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Ki Smith Gallery, 170 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the event

Chloe George

The Bay Area-born, Los Angeles-based performer, songwriter and NYU’s Clive Davis Institute graduate, makes earnest, rhythmic pop songs that are entirely unified in their mission to plumb the deepest depths of the human heart: she values the emotive core of a song above all else, putting her in a lineage of greats as well as a new class of pop’s rulebreakers. Born to a music teacher mother and a drummer father, and raised in a household with three musical-theater-loving older siblings, Chloe was brought up around music, and felt a connection to the classics from an early age. Upon hearing Ella Fitzgerald for the first time, she felt an immediate connection with the voice not just as an instrument, but as a tool of purecommunion. Her first solo release, the viral TikTok hit “ghost town (voice memo)", is a testament to that belief in the voice as a miraculous vessel; it transforms Kanye West’s “Ghost Town” into an otherworldly, lost-to-time ballad, and has been streamed over 100 million times.  Her 2024 EP, A Cheetah Hunting In Slow Motion [via FADER Label] is an avant-pop collection of diaristic tracks that spotlight Chloe’s crystal clear perceptiveness, palpable intensity, and warm, rich vocals; and comes off the back of writing and composing for superstars like Dua Lipa, BlackPink, Normani, Ella Mai and Hayley Kiyoko. The EP release comes with the new single “My Nature,” an introspective, yearning and shining R&B track. It follows singles “Outward,” “Somebody Else” and “Losing You.

Tariq Al-Sabir

Hailed as a “boundless talent,” Tariq Al-Sabir, an accomplished composer, music director, and educator, charts a new course as a solo artist. The Baltimore-raised musician grew up obsessed with local radio, Stevie Wonder, and the soundtracks of Disney films before being inspired to write his songs in the third grade. As a teenager, he received a scholarship to take additional composition lessons at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He also performed as a lead vocalist on the season 4 theme of HBO’s The Wire. Since then, Al-Sabir has built a reputation as a sought-after collaborator, working with Meredith Monk, Meshell Ndegeocello, Caroline Polachek, and most recently as music director for Blood Orange during Harry Styles’ Madison Square Garden residency.  Unlike Yesterday Today I’m Ready, Tariq Al-Sabir’s forthcoming debut EP for FADER Label, is a daring initiation into the sonic wonderland that lives within the emerging singer-songwriter’s mind. Recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dev Hynes-produced EP introduces Al-Sabir as an observant songwriter who leads with curiosity, empathy, and earnestness. Blending gospel, piano-driven interludes, and psychedelic guitars, Unlike Yesterday Today I’m Ready is a delicious sampler of Al-Sabir’s dynamic range that glows with warmth and intimacy. It’s an introduction that invokes the closeness of catching up with an old friend. Tariq Al-Sabir has spent his career assisting others in bringing projects to life, and now, he’s working on his most ambitious project yet: himself.


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