Sydney-born Chløë Black - forever chanelling old school Hollywood glamour with a goth twist - describes herself as "International Woman of Misery" and has been drip-feeding a nice line in smokey, sensual pop since we first wrote about her a few years back.
Now based in LA - of course - Black's carving out an admirable space as DIY creator and new track "Spaceman" finds her exploring the fermi paradox; the contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations which is something you really don't hear in pop music these days.
"I’d been watching a lot of documentaries about the universe and getting particularly obsessed with the fermi paradox and the notion of the unlikelihood of our being unique in the universe," she tells us "The chorus strangely popped into my head on about our fifth attempt at writing a song that day. We hadn’t even been trying to write for my project and initially thought maybe people might find the various melodic juxtapositions too bizarre and manic."
The song's actually co-write with Katy Perry-protege Ferras while Brooke Candy lends a hand as costume designer. "The artwork was inspired by fifties TV show My Favourite Martian, Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space and of course the Starman himself; David Bowie," Black explains. "My parents actually named me after a lesser known Elton John song, so somehow the Rocketman vibes seem pretty fitting."