12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five albums in, Chromeo prove they can still bring the funk. But unlike their clubbier past releases, which refashioned retro grooves for sweaty Brooklyn dance floors, Head Over Heels is broader and more human—and packed with guests. (DRAM, for instance, provides the raspy croon in album opener “Must've Been,” and The-Dream lifts “Bedroom Calling, Pt. 2” into a glitzy '80s jam). Recorded over two years in the pair’s first proper studio, a wood-paneled wonderland in Burbank, California, it features some of 2018’s biggest new artists (Stefflon Don, Amber Mark) alongside industry greats (Raphael Saadiq, The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson, and legendary bassist Pino Palladino). Or, as lead singer Dave 1 told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, “Old-school players and new-school cats—that’s our mix.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five albums in, Chromeo prove they can still bring the funk. But unlike their clubbier past releases, which refashioned retro grooves for sweaty Brooklyn dance floors, Head Over Heels is broader and more human—and packed with guests. (DRAM, for instance, provides the raspy croon in album opener “Must've Been,” and The-Dream lifts “Bedroom Calling, Pt. 2” into a glitzy '80s jam). Recorded over two years in the pair’s first proper studio, a wood-paneled wonderland in Burbank, California, it features some of 2018’s biggest new artists (Stefflon Don, Amber Mark) alongside industry greats (Raphael Saadiq, The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson, and legendary bassist Pino Palladino). Or, as lead singer Dave 1 told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, “Old-school players and new-school cats—that’s our mix.”

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