Hocus Pocus: Chloe Black Interview

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By James Joseph

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We take a look back to our Hocus Pocus issue from the print magazine, and delve yet again into the world of Chloe Black.

Sum up your music for our readers.
Dark soulful pop. Goth’n’Soul.

Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey and Iggy Azalea put into a blender with a lot of black eyeliner.

Why dark style, or culture?
It’s just what I’ve always been drawn to. It’s completely inexplicable. Even as a kid I favoured the villains because I thought they had great hair. I’m kind of like a goth Woody Allen, neurotic and obsessed with mortality.

How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say it’s fairly classic. I love monochrome obviously. My wardrobe is all black and white and I generally complete the witch bitch uniform with winged eyeliner and red lips. I adore that archetypal Yves Saint Laurent look with the black tailored suits, white shirts, black bows and hats.

Film noir is an influence. 1960’s French new wave is another. I find the Godard girls like Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina so incredibly beautiful.

For those who haven’t heard your track “27 club” yet, explain the concept behind it.
The “27 Club” or “Forever 27 Club” is a term used to refer to the famous musicians who died aged 27. There is an unusually high number of musicians who died at that age including Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrisson, Janis Joplin and Brian Jones. The song is in part my own thoughts and questions about the nature of ‘greatness’ and fame and in part an homage to my heroes.

It seems almost everyone I admire has suffered terribly with addiction and depression. I found myself wondering whether these things are inextricably linked.

Are you currently working on an EP or Album of new material?
I think as a songwriter you sort of never stop writing but yes I’m working on an album. As for when it will be released I couldn’t say, but I’ve got some new songs I’m super excited about.

As this is the Hocus Pocus issue.Who is the better witch; Sabrina the teenage witch, or Maleficent?
I haven’t seen the new film but out of those two choices I’d have to say Maleficent purely because Angelina Jolie is fucking amazing and probably the hottest woman in existence. If I could choose any witch I’d say Nancy from The Craft.

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Chloe also has a new song Groupie, which you can listen to via the link.

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