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Hot Chip Get Straight To The Morning

 

Hot Chip release their brand-new single, ‘Straight To The Morning’, featuring the inimitable Jarvis Cocker. Produced by the band and Mark Ralph, the song is a transportive tonic of fresh, modern disco that harks back to carefree communion on the dancefloor.

 

Originally written with Dua Lipa in mind, the track found a new life amidst a collaboration that sprang from Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker DJing together at Paris’ legendary Les Bains-Douches. The quintet said of working with Cocker: “‘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.”

 

The video is as infectious as the track. A CANADA production and directed by Réalité, it features a group of girls indulging in their own form of hedonism whilst their parents are away: daft and daring internet challenges, mattress fights, karaoke and all the snacks, all at once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost Of Helags Spend The Night Summer Waiting

 

 

Driven by its crisp electronic percussion, ‘Night Summer Waiting' recalls the majestic dream-pop masterworks of Still Corners or Chromatics. The song was written earlier in 2020, at a small Italian hilltop town under the fading Summer sun.

 

Shot in one-take, the video captures the duo on a late night drive through their home city of Berlin. “Watching the world with restless eyes… keep up, don’t fall behind” sings Teresa Woischiski, lyrics defiant with notions of escapism, yet tinted with a world-wary melancholy. “Night Summer Waiting, what you keep within, you can do without”, she lulls, her crystalline vocal rising through layers of dreamy atmospheric synthesisers and elegiac piano motifs.

 

The Ghost of Helags are singer-songwriter and producer duo Teresa Woischiski and John Alexander Ericson. Hailing from Sweden and now located in Berlin, the pairing combine the dream pop sounds of their Scandinavian roots with the electronic nuances inspired by their newfound home and beyond. ‘Night Summer Waiting’ is the latest in a string of innovative and exploratory tracks by the duo and follows recent 2020 singles including the Chemical Brothers-inspired ‘Parallel’ and the seductive Lynchian-inspired synth-pop of recent single ‘Chemistry’.

 

 

 

 

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