‘Chloe’ sees Jonny Ong make use of biblical metaphor in his indictment of a manipulative woman from his past. Featuring a hazy instrumentation which calls to mind the innovative guitar techniques of Link Wray, ‘Chloe’ is the finest of Ong’s releases so far, illustrating his pioneering mix of Singapoerean-influenced folk rock.
The music video taps into Ong’s psychedelic sensibilities, making use of animated visuals in hypnotic mandala patterns. Following in the footsteps of ‘Fools’, ‘Chloe’ this is another clear indication of the kind of sophisticated songwriting that Ong is capable of, even when tackling the most painful of subject matters.
‘Chloe’ once again sees Ong bringing East and West together in his unique mixture of psychedelic folk rock with elements of traditional Singaporean instrumentation and musicianship. His use of the handpan underpins all his music, and the trumpet also places him in the neo-soul tradition. A musician who truly spans cultures, traditions and genres, Jonny Ong is an ever-evolving and enigmatic songwriter whose songs have already captured the ears and imaginations of listeners the world over.
Jonny Ong Handpan Music, London, United Kingdom. 2,135 likes · 3 talking about this. Singaporean Singer/Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist based in the UK