Hot Chip have shared new song ‘Freakout/Release’.
The new single is the title track of their incoming studio album, which is set to be released on August 19th. ‘Freakout/Release’ melds club tropes with their band-led approach, in particular honing in on their live energy.
One of the starting points for the new record was Hot Chip’s cover of ‘Sabotage’, and you can definitely hear that expressed in the title track. Dynamic and raw, ‘Freakout/Release’ is dominated by escapism, and the need to find some form of expression.
Vocalist Alexis Taylor comment: “’Freakout/Release’ is about pent-up energy and the need for release, and escape. It’s also about making sense of music, and at times being plagued by the thing you focus on – music never leaves my head for a second, which is usually a good feeling, but it can feel claustrophobic at times too.”
“It’s also about finding your place in relation to music and to performing. The riff should feel brutal and dumb and elemental and Joe was thinking about ‘Seven Nation Army’ and the simplicity of that swinging from quiet to loud and back and forth.”
Hot Chip will play a full O2 Academy Brixton residency in London next month (September 21st – 24th).
Check out ‘Freakout/Release’ below.
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