Congratulations to people at Converse. Their project of getting three different bands in order to make one new song might be the first in the category that has actually managed to produce good new music. They started off really well with Julian Casablancas, Santigold and Pharrell, then moved to more hipster territory with Vampire Weekend, Best Coast and Kid Cudi; the project now is giving a nod to all the electronic music fans bringing together New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip and Hot City.
The result was ‘Didn't Know What Love Was’, a new song that sounds like a classic anthem featuring house pianos very similar to Nôze’s ‘Remember Love’; with early Madchester spirit, romantic lyrics and that melancholic danceability that Hot Chip is so good at making. So get ready to dance while singing your heart out in the nearest club.
The song also comes with an expensive looking video featuring different sized impersonators of the musicians, plus mimes, monkey drummers and random people eating bananas and playing maracas. Crazy and good!
Chew Lips are making their way back to the blog world with a remix for the project. It feels simple and much more mature than the music they released in their debut; yet very sexy and the perfect song to open your club night. If only they changed the instrumental a touch more in the chorus, this remix would've been much more interesting, but fine. Hot City also did a club version of the song, but you should stay away from that – unless you are a fan of heavy, dry drums.