Has going back to work or school got you feeling down? Do you miss the days you would spend dressed in your PJs watching more Netflix than a normal human should? Has the extremely unforgiving North American weather gotten to you?
Well, I have the solution for you!
A daily dose of Canadian electro-funk duo, Chromeo’s new track ‘Come Alive’ is sure to put a smile on your mug as it picks you up and motivates you to face the everyday challenges that await you.
‘Come Alive’ is the latest single to drop from Chromeo’s upcoming album, White Women, which was announced by the Montreal-based band earlier this September. The track features fellow crooner Chaz Bundick, better known as Toro Y Moi, who is no stranger to the funk genre. While Chromeo is not really known for its many collaborations, this one is not really surprising seeing as both artists’ style of music are very similar. Bundick’s signature electro style is definitely felt in the instrumentation of the track and his vocals are a welcomed presence that supports Dave’s usually lone vocal performance.
I was pleasantly surprised by the release of this single because the first track released from White Women – ‘Over Your Shoulder’, which set the tone for the upcoming album – had me worried for the artistic direction taken by the band on this new record. The song was quite uncharacteristically slow and lacking that flamboyant Chromeo funkiness. Diametrically opposed to ‘Over Your Shoulder’, Come Alive’ is an uplifting opus of happiness and rights the band’s ship of funk. This song is sure to get you dancing, or at least bobbing your head, within the first few measures as Dave’s familiar voice transports you on a blissful musical journey.
The song is not perfect, and it is far from great, but its simplicity and catchy funk riffs, come at a time when people are rediscovering funk (what with tracks like Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ reaching mass acclaim). Plus, it’s exactly what people need to help them get over their lingering NYE hangovers and propel them into this new year!
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