Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Chløë Black - Groupie

With her debut single, "27 Club" racking up close to 200K views on YouTube, not to mention topping the Hype Machine charts three times, rising London-based dark pop songstress Chløë Black is quickly developing a reputation as one of the year’s most exciting voices while also drawing critical comparisons to artists like Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Ray.

Chløë Black has lived a lot of lives in her twenty-something years and working as a waitress in an LA strip club is only part of the story. Inspired by her own experiences of the sunset strip rock scene, Frank Zappa's Laurel Canyon, Terry Reid's 1970 documentary about Groupies and Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising, Chløë now returns with her new single, aptly titled "Groupie". Produced by Phil Cook and Jim Eliot, "Groupie" is an anti slut-shaming, feminist anthem that in part pays homage to the original groupies of the 1970's like Pamela Des Barres and Cynthia Plaster Caster.

Speaking on the track, Chløë says:

"I like to imagine them as Russ Myer style heroines. Dangerous and free. Slut-shaming is very much a big issue worldwide, even amongst the privileged. There were of course male groupies as well during the 70's, and seeing how much courage it must have taken to be 'out' during such a homophobic time, they too are my heroines. I want to celebrate the 'bad girls'.'Good girls' don't make history."

Listen to "Groupie" below.

Premiere via The 405.

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