I like Chromeo. They’ve got pop smarts. They’ve definitely listened to a lot of early ’80s post-disco boogie and infused it with a little Hall & Oates. Sometimes their music comes off as tribute (or if you’re the negative type, taking the piss out of…) but I check for them the way I check for any music that makes me want to dance and doesn’t take itself too seriously.
They’ve got a new album coming out called White Women and they’ve released a couple of singles from it so far. Today, they dropped “Come Alive,” which might be the best of the bunch. It features Chaz Rundick, who is better known as Toro Y Moi, who I’ve only found myself interested in lately (thanks to a note-perfect cover of Alexander O’ Neal and Cherrelle‘s “Saturday Love.”) Chaz’s vocals very nicely add some spice to the typical Chromeo sound. I probably need a couple more listens before determining whether I love it or simply like it. Either way, it’s solid. And very danceable.
What do you think?