Chromeo Deliver Full-Tilt Electro-Cheese Excellence on ‘Sexy Socialite’
Montreal-bred duo gets assist from LCD Soundsystem drummer on 'White Women' single
“We’ve been doing this since 2004,” Chromeo’s Dave 1 told SPIN last year of the duo’s forthcoming fourth album, White Women. “It’s like we built the house, then we renovated the house, and now, with the new record, we’re going to have people over for dinner.” Indeed, there’s something about new song “Sexy Socialite” that suggests the electro-funk goofballs have hit their stride.
The raw disco bass-line and nightlife-skewering lyrics suggest LCD Soundsystem (that’s Pat Mahoney on drums), the soaring melodies and awkward come-ons bring Phoenix to mind, and the hyped-up groove and ridiculous synths channel a certain pajama-jamming Purple One. Chromeo spend most of the song trying to convince the titular lady to come down to earth, but she does get a chance to respond … before P-Thugg delivers a ripping talk box solo.