Teenage country singer/songwriter Chloe Heyman’s new track conveys a different message than some may anticipate after seeing the title.
The 15-year-old Woonona resident has self-released her debut single No One Cares.
“I’m not talking about a certain person in the song, but I’m trying to get the point across that no one cares if you have fancy hair, the best clothes, perfect make-up,” she said. “You’ve just got to be yourself, because no one really cares about that stuff.”
The Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts year 10 student joked that the song was already becoming a schoolyard hit.
“At school they play music for the bell… Having it produced and professionally recorded, and then them playing it on the school bell was just awesome,” she laughed.
“They’ve played it a couple of times for me.”
Heyman, who performs as Chloe Christine, is a self-taught guitarist and often gigs throughout the region.
Heyman attended the CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamworth last year, where she learnt about songwriting, musicianship and stage presence.
“I started singing country music when I was eight or nine, because I did eisteddfods around Wollongong and the judges told me I had a country twang in my voice,” she said.
“I’ve just loved it ever since.
“I only really started getting serious about songwriting when I was about 13.”
No One Cares is available via Spotify, Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.
The song was produced by Rod Motbey from Tracking Dog Studios, and Heyman was also assisted by publishing company The Same Tune.