Hot Chip’s upcoming album Why Make Sense? will be their sixth to date, and judging by the two singles they have released so far, the sound will be refined, luxurious, and highly complex – a bit more meticulous than 2012’s In Our Heads. “Need You Now” has been released after their upbeat, colorful track “Huarache Lights,” perhaps as a display of range, considering that this new track explores darker ground. “Need You Now” is mellow and heavily textured, with vocals from frontman Alexis Taylor soft and tortured. The track is somehow both structurally complex and minimal, providing this thick tension that refuses to break. It’s a stunning song, and only makes waiting for the album that much harder. Why Make Sense? will be released on May 19th.
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