beautifully human fancy footwork

25 Dec

Finally a post after an exhausting 2 weeks, plus a brain fart, and some procrastinating! As mentioned in the previous post I was dealing with finals, plus things are getting busy with Dummy. In Rainbows without a doubt maintained my sanity, in fact I’m listening to it right now.  In Rainbows’ week was full of exams and what not, so after that week (last week), I needed to change gears.  Last week my final projects were due, and anyone that knows me, knows that I’m super critical and tend to rip myself and my work apart.  To help me counteract this unhealthy habit, I used Jill Scott as my therapist of sorts.  Her Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 album, was mellow, sexy, and some how kept me confident as a person (artist) and woman. Thanks Jill!

I don’t know about you, but after 2 weeks of finals i want to PARTAY! That’s what this week is all about…well i guess Christmas if you’re into that sort of thing…so let’s just say this week is about celebrating then, shall we? This week’s album is Chromeo’s Fancy Footwork. I CAN NOT stop listening to it! I had to make them the Album of the Week especially since i didn’t realize i was listening to them here and there, for the last 6 months.

I’ll explain, one of my favorite stations I have on Pandora, is based on a mix formed from N.E.R.D. and Cut Copy.  Whether it’s Pandora, verbal suggestions, catching a live show, etc I always write down groups that I enjoy or stir something in me.  Wait, I have to back track for this to make sense. So a few weeks ago A-trak posted Chromeo’s newest project Night by Night.  I listened to the song, watched the video, and loved their entire vibe, but didn’t really think anything of it, except that…hmmm music needs something like that. Then a little after that post, i found one of my many, many notebooks that i couldn’t kind for months and saw I had scribbled down, ‘Chromeo!’, among other artists, from a go-round on Pandora, but i didn’t put it together.  I’ve been in album mode, and hadn’t listened to Pandora in a minute, so while i was getting ready to go out, i put my N.E.R.D/Cut Copy station on so i could get my going out vibes flowing.  Anyway, I hear this song (which turned out to be Bonafied Lovin) and after uncontrollably busting into a 2-step, the Night by Night video flashed in my head, and i knew it had to be Chromeo…it was probably the synthesizer.  I ended up being correct, figured it was a sign, I immediately starting looking up their work, and I’ve been addicted ever since. Highly 80s influenced music, that is relevant, and somehow oddly modern? Whatever it is, i love it…I’m looking forward to their new project.

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