Gambling addiction is a complex disease that affects millions of people and can easily lead to a life spiralling out of control. This is the tale set out by Chloe Chadwick in ‘Devil’s Game’. Based on a true story, the song details how a normal life spirals and eventually leads to suicide. The hard-hitting track uses Chadwick’s effortless blend of sound to keep you hooked from start to finish.
Chadwick is no newcomer to the music scene and her experience shines on this track. Her captivating sound has kept her touring for the last 15 years. She is one of those artists you will not forget anytime soon as she melts your heart with her passionate performances and artful songwriting.
‘Devil’s Game’ has this wonderful Americana vibe to the opening that draws you into the lyrics. From the very start, you are introduced to the main character of the story. The lyrics are packed full of imagery and you can almost see the story play out in your mind’s eye. As you progress through the story, you are hit with this feeling of hopelessness as there is a fruitless struggle against personal demons. The chorus, in particular, drives these emotions home.
While the story of the song keeps you captivated, it is Chadwick’s performance that makes it magical. She has this power in her voice that makes you listen to her. She is also able to infuse the emotions of the story into every word making the tale more poignant. Beneath her vocals, the melody enhances the emotional impact of the lyrics. You start with this somewhat easy melody that turns to something sadder with this guitar that cuts through you.
Chloe Chadwick tells the bitter tale of a life spiralling out of control in the captivating ‘Devil’s Game’. The song uses an alt-country vibe to set the scene before Chadwick’s vocals send you spiralling into the tale.