LOVELY electronica pop outfit Hot Chip, who seem to straddle the tectonic plates of pop, indie and electronica in a universally-loved way not seen since New Order in their pomp, have got together with Sheffield legend Jarvis Cocker for their new single, “Straight To The Morning”. Watch the video, below.
It’s got that effortless and cute Hot Chip way with a disco groove and uplifting, quirky vocal pop. They’re so bloody good at this.
Apparently originally written with Dua Lipa in mind, the track found a new direction after the band and Jarvis Cocker DJed together at Paris’s legendary Les Bains-Douches.
Alexis, Joe, Al and Owen – the Hot Chip boys – said of working with Jarvis: “‘Straight To The Morning’ is a disco anthem about going out, for a time when people really can’t, and it features our friend Jarvis Cocker urging us to go ‘straight through until the break of dawn’. Somehow he seems an unlikely figure in this all, and we like it that way.”
Jarvis adds: “This was the very last musical session I was involved in before lockdown. It felt very poignant to be singing a song about dancing all night long in a club whilst knowing it wouldn’t be possible to do such a thing for the foreseeable future.
“We danced around the studio quite a lot in the meantime though. It was fun to be a member of the Straight Through Crew for a day.”
“Straight To The Morning” will be getting a limited edition 10” vinyl release featuring the original track, the Mighty Mouse Remix and “Straight To The Morning” playing cards. It’s due for release on January 15th, 2021; you can pre-order your groovy slab of wax from Dom Mart, here.
Hot Chip’s most recent album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy is also still available on vinyl, CD and from Dom Mart; or follow the link here for the digital version.
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