Track Of The Day – Chløë  Black – Deathproof

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Chløë  Black – Deathproof


So Chløë Black latest song ‘Deathproof’ (which sounds infinitely more snappy than its working title ‘Risk and Rationality in Adolescent Decision Making” highlights her soulful, seductive narcotic vocal and her love of sexy dramatic cinematic pop, (dare we say lynchian without getting lynched by the internet police ?) The tune was apparently inspired by the risk taking and hedonistic behaviour prevalent in the yoof , where gratification and reward often wins out over consequences. It’s definitely a world wherein you’re unlikely to  hear ‘ Do we have to ? I mean I’ve only just changed the sheets  and I have a full washing basket ! Let’s give it a miss tonight’    

This ”Live fast die young, have a good looking corpse’ mindset a quote often wrongly attributed to James Dean , when it was actually John Derek playing Nick Romano in ‘Knock On Any Door’,  is of course a double-edged sword. For example John Derek, had he have lived out that particular scenario would never have met his future wife Bo Derek. Ouch!  Then again the movie world wouldn’t have been graced with cinematic tour-de-forces such as ‘Tarzan The Ape Man’ or ‘Bolero.’ … As we say it’s a double-edged sword.

Of course when you reach our age you can practically feel the reapers icy fingers vice like grip on your shoulder, so watching ‘Gardeners World’ whilst drinking a nice pot of chai tea is just about all the risk we can handle . Gone are the days of  ‘Darling carry me upstairs and make love to me” … we could possibly just about manage one of those requests, on different days but both sequentially ?  That would surely see us six feet under.  Nope, we’ll live the dangerous life vicariously through Chløë’s music which seems to attain new levels of cinematic grandeur with each release. And judging by the promo shots she looks no stranger to taking risks wearing a bikini that looks part Zuhair Murad part the Marquis De Sade. Smile

There, we managed that without even mentioning Lana Del Rey.

 

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Chløë Black - Deathproof

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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