A SIXTEEN-year-old Oldham student has released a debut single already receiving rave reviews and could be on course to be the next Taylor Swift - the American pop sensation who rose to fame singing about her experiences at school.

Chloe Whatmough is in the second year of a music course at Oldham Sixth Form College and has been developing her skills as a musician from a young age when she taught herself to play her sister's old guitar and began writing her own songs.

She said: “Studying music at OSFC was the best decision I ever made. The decision to release my own music, I feel was stemmed from joining college - putting myself 'out there', meeting new people, learning life lessons and more about music - growing as a person.”

She described her music teacher Aaron Loughrey a constant supporter of her and her music.

Chloe said: “He has shared my music on the OSFC Music Instagram page and has shown a keen interest in how things are moving along since the release.”

Her single, Making Up Excuses, was written in January between an A level music class and a BTEC music class.

Chloe describes the back story of the piece with such maturity saying: “The song is all about how I'm done with finding excuses to keep someone in my life that clearly doesn't want to be there - this is me moving on, cutting out the toxicity and learning from the situation.”

Chloe’s writing and performance on the track holds a mirror up to the roller-coaster that is teenage love.

The mallow angelic tones to her voice sit perfectly alongside the deliberately repetitive catchy beat and sounds so refreshing in her authentic northern accent.

Now, the single has been released, she’s keen to push her music career further. Having already worked successfully with her producer Dean Glover at the Vibe Recording Studio in Manchester , Chloe has big plans to release a further five songs the pair have recorded together and is looking to establish herself as an artist in what can be a cut-throat industry.

Her stage name, cloe.gf, she describes is part of presenting herself and her music as a cohesive brand.

She explains how her own name “didn't really express my music or image in any kind of way” and how a simple spelling mistake on a Starbucks order provided the inspiration for her alter ego “Cloe”.

Chloe said: “Dean and I, during the studio time, were experimenting with the kind of style and look I would have as an artist. As I'm from a rural background we looked at the idea of 'green fields' and ended up with cloe.gf.

Chloe’s debut single Making Up Excuses is available now on all major streaming platforms and we can’t wait to hear more from the emerging artist soon.

Hear the song on Youtube here