Chromeo releases new album Head Over Heels

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On Jun 15, 2018

Head Over Heels, the fifth studio LP from Montreal funk legends Chromeo, is out today on Last Gang. The album includes, Must’ve Been featuring DRAM, Don’t Sleep feat. French Montana & Stefflon Don, Bedroom Calling feat. The-Dream, Juice and more.

Stream/save Head Over Heels right now!

The band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week to perform Must’ve Been with special guest DRAM – watch it here.

Chromeo’s summer dates kick off tonight at New York’s Terminal 5 with a very special album release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and further dates including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium and sets at all major festivals: Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Electric Forest, Outside Lands and more.

Featuring twelve tracks of funk and R&B history colliding with modern pop songcraft, Head Over Heels showcases Chromeo’s catchiest singles to date; yet it is first and foremost a cohesive body of work, no small feat in today’s ever-expanding playlist universe. Proudly opening their studio door for the first time, Dave 1 and P-Thugg intended Head Over Heels to be a polyphony, a collaborative celebration where their favorite artists’ signature touches could intermingle in Chromeo world. Accordingly, the album’s guest list nods to superheroes of funk’s past (guitarist Jesse Johnson of The Time, revered session bassist Pino Palladino, Mtume vocalist Tawatha Agee), present (funkadelic lovechild DRAM, R&B auteur The-Dream, post-colonial emcee French Montana) and future (upstart London bad gal Stefflon Don, rising neo-soul star Amber Mark, downtown New York darlings Onyx Collective). Absolute legends Raphael Saadiq and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins even join the party!

Sounding more confident than ever, Dave 1 stuffs his lyrics with mimosas, Mazda Miatas and miscellaneous romantic misadventures, cementing his signature neurotic spin on the break-ups to make-ups narrative. As evidenced by the album cover, P-Thugg fills pumps of his own, and his synth wizardry weaves a sonic palette far richer than any previous Chromeo release. There’s the moody midnight strut of One Track Mind, the deep jazz-funk of Just Friends and the Minneapolis-by-way-of-West Coast frenzy of Count Me Out. This is also Chromeo’s guitar album if there ever was one: consider the Tattoo You Stones dirt on Slumming It, and the furious Strat strumming on Bad Decision, equal parts Prince and Mother’s Milk era Chili Peppers. All throughout, Head Over Heels is driven by a beating heart that’s realer than any reference or guest appearance, eschewing trends for something truly timeless.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

June 15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5†

June 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

June 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Good Room (DJ Set)

June 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues†

June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore†

June 21 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall†

June 22 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre†

June 23 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest

June 25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue†

June 26 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC‡

June 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks§

June 28-July 1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest

July 3 & 4 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall†

July 5 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete

July 7 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest

July 20 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour in the Grass

July 21 – Melbourne, Australia – Max Watt’s House of Music

July 22 – Sydney, Australia – The Metro Theatre

August 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga

August 5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapolooza

August 7 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Twilight

August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

August 10-12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

August 31-September 2 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot

September 3 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre

September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall

September 6 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre

September 7 – Vancouver, BC – Skookum Festival

September 10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater

September 12 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater

September 13 – Clevelend, OH – Agora Theatre

September 17 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall

September 18 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater

September 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

September 21 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater

September 22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

September 23 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

September 25 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!

September 27 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

September 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

September 29 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

October 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

October 4 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

October 5 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds

October 6 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

October 31 – Manchester, U.K. – O2 Ritz

November 1 – London, U.K. Printworks

November 2 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival

 †with Pomo

‡with The Glitch Mob, Elohim

§with The Glitch Mob, Elohim and Kittens

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