Rising star Chloe Moriondo has announced new album SUCKERPUNCH, arriving October 7 via Public Consumption/Fueled By Ramen. Working with producers/co-writers including Oscar Scheller (Rina Sawayama, PinkPantheress, Charli XCX), David Pramik (Machine Gun Kelly, Oliver Tree), and Teddy Geiger (Caroline Polachek, Olivia O’ Brien), SUCKERPUNCH signals a new era for Moriondo and marks a bold leap forward from the understated indie-pop and jittery pop-punk of her 2021 offering, Blood Bunny. SUCKERPUNCH is available for preorder now (album art/tracklisting below).
The news is heralded by the release of first single Fruity, a sticky-sweet summer anthem primed for ecstatic screaming along. Fruity arrives alongside a bright, colorful video that finds Chloe transforming a drab office into a super fruity party. Directed by Raoul Gonzo, the Fruity music video is streaming on Chloe’s official YouTube channel now.
Expanding on SUCKERPUNCH and the new single, Moriondo adds, Fruity and this album in general are going to be a slap in the fucking face!! I liked the idea of naming the album for something that means an unexpected hit something you never saw coming. It means the world to me to have the creative means to explore different shiny sounds and work with people I love so dearly on a project that is so new and exciting for me.
In celebration of the record, Chloe will head out on the SUCKERPUNCH tour this October, a U.S. fall headline run featuring support from Dreamer Isioma. The five-week trek kicks off October 12 in Columbus, OH, making stops at The Regent in Los Angeles on October 26 and Irving Plaza in New York City on November 10 before wrapping up with a hometown performance at The Majestic in Detroit, MI on November 19. Chloe is also slated to perform at this year’s Firefly Festival in Dover, DE. Tickets for all dates are available now (tour itinerary below). For up-to-date ticketing information, please visit HERE.
Earlier this summer, Moriondo was included in Billboard‘s prestigious 21 Under 21 list and shared Blood Bunny Deluxe, which included her long-awaited single and video Hell Hounds, alternate and acoustic versions of album tracks including a rendition of I Eat Boys featuring dodie original voice memos, and a studio version of Chloe’s early pandemic ballad, Living Virtually. In April, Chloe shared the puppy luv EP, a collection of canine-themed songs. The five-track collection was heralded by the charming, breezy single sammy, and accompanied by an official music video starring Moriondo’s own pet dog (the titular Sammy). UPROXX praised the wholesome track, while Billboard hailed it as a pure bump of joy. Consequence attested sammy is adorable and heartwarming. The puppy luv EP is available now via Public Consumption/Fueled By Ramen.
23 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival*
12 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
13 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
14 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
15 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
18 Denver, CO – Bluebird
20 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
22 Seattle, WA – Neumos
23 Portland, OR – Aladdin
25 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
26 Los Angeles, CA -The Regent
28 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
30 Phoenix , AZ – Crescent Ballroom
1 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
2 Austin, TX – Mohawk
4 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
5 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
6 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
13 Boston, MA – Paradise
15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
17 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
18 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
19 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
SUCKERPUNCH OUT OCTOBER 7
5. Hell Hounds
6. Hotel For Clowns
7. DRESS UP
8. Plastic Purse
12. Diet Heartbreak