FROM FORTHCOMING THIRD ALBUM MOTH
MOTH SET FOR RELEASE IN JANUARY 2016
EYE-POPPING VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE ON VEVO
“… Big, blown-out pop”. – Pitchfork
“It’s spectacular.” Stereogum
“What a monstrous record that is. It is such a joy!” Zane Lowe
Critically acclaimed pop duo Chairlift has released new music in the form of the infinitely danceable ‘Ch-Ching’. The R&B laced, vibrating drum infused pop track serves as the first musical offering from their forthcoming album MOTH, which will be released in January 2016 via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. ‘Ch-Ching’ first premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and is available now at all digital sales providers.
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimberly describes the initial launch into writing ‘Ch-Ching’ as “an experiment in combinations that began by banging on my living room coffee table, layering drastically different grooves, and forcing them to work together, a Sunday morning impulse that pretty much reflects manic New York life.”
When asked to describe the genesis of ‘Ch-Ching’, front woman Caroline Polachek notes that the song “…is about that moment of disbelief when you’re confronted with a huge opportunity or stroke of luck, and you take it and run with it– pumped full of adrenaline, but you pretend it is business as usual. It’s the kind of miracle people move to NYC for. The audition you didn’t think you’d get, the lie that accidentally works brilliantly, finding a $100 bill on the sidewalk”.
Celebrated for their visual flair, far-flung references and unique ability to bring their music to life through interwoven art mediums, Chairlift quickly released the accompanying video for ‘Ch-Ching’. The dazzling, movement-infused dance video (with choreography by NYC dancehall guru Korie Genius) premiered on New York Mag’s Vulture. Directed by duo that-go, the video finds Caroline and Patrick navigating the industrial underbelly of New York City and combing through the bridges along the East River, including The Ward’s Island Bridge. Textures of New York City are found threaded throughout the video, from the prominent nuts and bolts of the bridge structures to the construction-site-orange wardrobe.
Although the single is the first work to be released from Chairlift in three years, the duo comprised of writer and producers and multi-instrumentalists Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly has hardly been quiet. They collaborated with Beyoncé on her groundbreaking self-titled album via the track ‘No Angel’, which was written and produced by Caroline and co-produced by Patrick. Caroline released and toured ARCADIA, a self-produced solo album under the alias Ramona Lisa and collaborated with SBTRKT, Blood Orange and others, while Patrick produced and collaborated with artists such as Solange Knowles, Wet, Kelela, and Tei Shi.
An evolution from their last album, 2012’s SOMETHING, MOTH proves to be an emotionally uninhibited and markedly stronger, more pop inspired body of work. A very New York City inspired album, listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of big, rich pop inspired hooks, vibrating bass, lively brass and sensuous R&B inspired vocals, all anchored in the duo’s meticulously crafted instrumentation.