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Hot chip releases first track of new album
The British electronic music band Hot Chip is back, announcing their sixth album Why Make Sense. The album was announced on February 10th with the release of the first track titled “Huarache Lights.” The track is nothing less one would except from Hot Chip; emotionally packed, electronic beat and a beautiful one take music video.
The video directed by Andy Knowles features a pulsing light box installation by Denver artist Robert Bell. The lights are on the cooler color spectrum, fitting to the tone of the lyrics. Though the upbeat sound may distract, the lyrics are contrasting in sentimental irony, expressing the anxiety that stems from getting older. “There’s nothing to touch and there’s nothing to hold, am I so truthful, or in truth is the youth just getting old,” is a lyric from “Huarache Lights.”
The title of the song references the retro Huarache Nike light sneaker. Native American sandals, with a neoprene-like sock liner, inspire the running shoes. The shoes hit the fashion scene in 1991.
The song is getting much attention, in anticipation for the album release in May. Pitchfork declared” Huarache Light,” Best New Track on their website. The pre-ordered deluxe edition of Why Make Sense will include an EP titled Separate. The EP will include four additional tracks. In support of the new album, Hot Chips will kick off their tour in the UK and Europe and will proceed with North American dates, beginning with their Memorial Day weekend performance at The Sasquatch! Music festival in George, Washington.
Mark your calendars, because the seven-member band will perform in New York through June 5-7 at the Governs Ball Music Festival.
WRITTEN BY: MAISOON SALAMA
VIDEO CREDIT: PRESS HERE. for HOT CHIP