Stream: Hot Chip – “Night and Day”

Hot Chip – Night And Day

Hot Chip made their new single, “Night and Day”, available for streaming last week. The track premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program. It’s funky and bass-driven, with sensually halted vocals typical of house music. The band spoke of a recent house influence affecting their music, and it’s evident throughout. The stabs of synth may be jarring at first, when there’s little accompaniment, but it becomes a solid backbone once additional vocals (of various genders and pitch) and squiggly synth solo emerge.

The track is off their new album In Our Heads, out June 11th on Domino Records (their first with the label).

Hot Chip member Joe Goddard said of In Our Heads: “A lot of people in Hot Chip are having a love affair with house music at the moment and you can definitely hear that. I sometimes ask myself what the point of making pop music is, as it can feel a bit pointless. But I think trying to spread a bit of positivity is a valuable thing.”

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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