A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Love Kitten's Chloe Chaidez "Like a Stranger"

July 16, 2014 4:49 PM

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There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I'd write a piece on Lorde, I'd naturally talk about how she's dominating music and she isn't even a high school graduate yet. But, why bother? Good music is good music whether you're 17 or 71. Chloe Chaidez, for example, is just 19 but the last thing I think about when I listen to her music is her age. I'm struck by the Kitten lead singer's gravitas as a performer, songwriting skills, and authenticity. Who cares if she's 19?

Anyway, Kitten dropped their self-titled LP late last month, and it truly puts Chaidez at the forefront of an impending female-rock revolution. Charli XCX is another name you can throw in there. She's so much more than "Fancy," but this isn't a story about her. It's about Kitten, and boy does this L...

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