Chromeo: Bad Decision
The fun-loving Montreal funk duo is back with another single from an album coming June 15. It confirms both their mastery of the genre and their signature humour.
By Kerry Doole
Chromeo - "Bad Decision" (Last Gang): The fun-loving Montreal funk duo is back, so let the good times roll. The merchants of musical mirth have just delivered this new track, taken from their next album, Head Over Heels, out June 15 on Last Gang.
It has been over a decade since Chromeo (comprising Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) broke through with their seminal 2007 release, Fancy Footwork, a disc at the forefront of the ‘80s electro-funk revival. Their career has soared since then, and they've blossomed into a major concert and festival draw.
The beauty of Chromeo is that they not only recreate the classic sounds of funk with real precision and accuracy, but they do so while also capturing the intoxicating exuberance of the genre. "Bad Decision" exemplifies this perfectly, as it tells the cautionary tale of lust overtaking reason. Sample lyrics: "your body makes we want to believe .. take out all my money from the bank .. you make me make a bad decision."
Another recent track from Head Over Heels, "Must’ve Been featuring DRAM," has already streamed close to 5 million times, and Chromeo performed it last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Chromeo begins a seven-date European tour in London on May 25, followed by an extensive North American tour that starts at Bonnaroo on June 8 and includes dates set for Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver. More info here
Band website: chromeo.net
Publicity: Amanda McAuley, Indoor Recess firstname.lastname@example.org
Label: Last Gang