Chløë Black – “Death Proof”

13 Sep

Chloe Black Death Proof

Having had something of a mid-blog crisis and posting about my crossroads moment yesterday (the devil never appeared to ask for my soul btw) some very wonderful people have been in touch with some lovely comments. The general consensus is that Alphabet Bands means more to people than I had appreciated and that I should keep on writing and sharing music. Overwhelmingly people have told me to just do whatever I want.

So I will. And what I want to do is listen to and talk about Chløë Black. Always.

In my five years of writing Alphabet Bands and the years I spent at 411 Mania before that, never have I encountered an artist who is as damn cool as Chløë. Not only that, she has the talent to back it up. Not only that, but she writes songs that mean something, that have a message about society and that can make you think and stroke your beard contemplatively, all whilst dancing and losing your shit to how good her tunes are. Not only that, but it is all wrapped up in this incredible pop-culture referencing, cult loving package of sheer brilliance.

Not gonna lie, I have a massive musical crush on Chløë Black.

Her latest track is yet another piece of fabulous, socially aware and catchy as fuck dark pop. It’s a teen anthem for the hedonistic and indestructible youth. Like Transviolet’s “New Bohemia” but more sinister. Like The Lost Boys is to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is the Upside Down version.

Infectious from the off with a warped guitar line that, unintentionally but brilliantly, evokes Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” (my musical mind works differently to others so please don’t look at me too funny if you don’t think so) “Death Proof” kicks into gear like James Dean on a motorcycle with nothing but open road ahead of him. The beat thumps and pounds like feet marching, marching recklessly into whatever the future holds, nothing phasing it or even scratching it as Chløë sings. Her gorgeously intoxicating voice melting over the attitude and swagger of the melody.

It is, of course, superb. With so many incredible tunes behind her and so many more to come, the only surprise left about Chløë Black is that she is not already a massive star. Surely that can’t be far off.

Photo by Nadia Lee Cohen

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2 Responses to “Chløë Black – “Death Proof””

  1. Name not supplied October 31, 2016 at 22:41 #


  2. Name not supplied October 31, 2016 at 22:41 #

    They’re nice btw

    And so are her songs 👊🏻

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