Hot Chip return with new Yunè Pinku aided single ‘Fire Of Mercy’.
The group have built one of British music’s singular catalogues, interpolating club tropes with some deft, bittersweet songwriting. Last year’s ‘Freakout/Release’ found the band firing on full cylinders, while their live shows remained an utter joy.
Set to headline London’s all-new Drumsheds on October 21st, Hot Chip have just shared something special. ‘Fire Of Mercy’ leans on their lush house and disco influences, but adds in something introspective, slightly melancholic.
Out now, guest vocals come from future-pop voyager Yunè Pinku, with the lyrics longing for a return to childhood innocence.
Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard share vocals, twisting and turning around those evocative lyrics: “Do you ever stop believing / In the things that make you feel like you… Remember life can take a turn in a moment and / Leave you without your own breath to breathe / I need that fire of mercy, rescue me.”
Joe Goddard says…
“Fire of Mercy’ relates to the central concept of William Blake’s Songs Of Experience – it bemoans the corruption that inevitably comes from adulthood and longs for a return to the purity of childhood.”
Yunè Pinku adds: “Massive honour to work with Hot Chip as they’re huge legends within the electronic world. When they played me ‘Fire Of Mercy’ and asked me to jump on the track, I was thrilled to work with them.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Clémentine Schneidermann