26 September 2023

Vaguer Than Vegas

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Reviewed by Ian Phillips.

By Chloe Styler, MGM Distribution 2022.

Queenslander Chloe Styler has released five singles since signing with MGM Distribution after being a Grand finalist in the Toyota Star Maker competition back in 2020.

She’s another young country performer who is making a name for herself both in the studio and on the live music circuit.

She’s already graced the stage at the Deni Ute Muster, The Gympie Music Muster, the Country Rocks festival, the Groundwater Country tour and numerous other stages.

In addition to her Toyota Star Maker success, she’s also gained a Top 40 finalist spot in the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition and been a finalist at the Gold Coast Music Awards.

Vaguer Than Vegas is her latest release from her eagerly anticipated EP which is available for pre-order now.

The song was a co-write via Zoom with Darlinghurst’s Jason Resch who hails from Victoria.

Apparently, Jason had the song title for some time and it only took two Zoom sessions for them to complete the writing.

Andy Mak (Vera Blue, The McClymonts) produced the track which was recorded between his central coast The Grove Studios and an Airbnb in Kingscliff.

The song is multi-tracked with a live band which was a new experience for multi-instrumentalist Chloe (she plays guitar, piano, saxophone, and does the vocals) who usually records many of the instruments herself.

Vaguer Than Vegas is a song about people who pretend to be more than they are.

Those who don a perfect façade but on closer inspection you discover there’s nothing going on behind the mask.

The metaphor of the glitz and glamour of Vegas being the “show” that people put on works well.

Chloe’s previous singles have done well with Girlfriend gaining multiple Apple playlist entries and its video added to Foxtel’s CMT (Country Music TV).

With five tracks already released (I don’t know if there are any other surprises in store) we have a good idea of what the EP will be like.

Considering the quality of the singles it should do well in the country music charts and feature in discussions at awards time.

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