This new demo from Chlöe Howl isn’t about us. We know why’d you think it was, given her subject is ‘gorgeous’ and ‘sexually attractive’, but it is also about someone who is incredibly vain, egotistic, self centred to the detriment of their relationship with others and insanely narcissistic. Clearly, given that we are incredibly amazing and wonderful, it can’t be about us. Besides, she also says she was right that the mysterious subject is ‘wrong for her’ and well, we can be quite charming when we want to be actually.
All joking aside (we were joking, honest. When looking in the mirror we give a little shudder of disgust rather than a smile of satisfaction, so yeah, it’s not about us) “This Song’s Not About You” is Chlöe’s indie-pop homage to Carly Simon.
In complete contrast to the image of the perfectly coiffed and immaculately dressed subject, it’s a bit rough and ready. It’s brash and a bit rocky, a jump-up-and-down in a tight basement venue while she belts it from the front of the stage tune. Abrasive guitars jangle over knowing looks, cocked eyebrows and shaking heads as our incredulous heroine is taken aback by the length to which the subject demonstrates their self adoration.
Randomly, (worryingly?) we are minded of Patrick Bateman having eyes only for his own biceps whilst engaging in the act of coitus. Hopefully Chlöe has not been associating with a psychopathic serial killer in the name of research, though given the reputation and stereotypical view of the music industry, anything is possible.