Chromeo have taken to Facebook today revealing their new album is not only on the way but well and truly ready to drop.
The Toronto based two-piece have been fair quiet the past year, but all for good reason. They explain in their post that the methodology behind their process is “unlike most of our DJ friends… we put out a record, tour for two years and then go back into hibernation to work on another one.”
The good news, it’s about time for a new record.
For what will be their fifth studio album, the guys admit they wanted to change things up. “We figured this gonna be our FIFTH album, so let’s challenge ourselves even more. We relocated our studio, tried a bunch of different writing techniques, switched publishers, switched A&Rs…we even gave up our old, trusted Pentium II!”
They went on the reveal the album is roughly halfway complete, and can be expected to drop in the near future after some tightening up. Ho good!?
Red their post in full below, along with the image they added, reading ‘New Year, New Funk’.
“Unlike most of our DJ friends, we operate on album cycle. So we put out a record, tour for two years and then go back into hibernation to work on another one. We were on the road all of 2014 and 2015, so last year we went back in the studio. It’s a challenging process: not only do you have to conjure up inspiration and try to outdo your last offering, you also have to sit back and fight the fomo while all your peers are out crushing your favorite festivals and venues! (Not to mention how, um, challenging 2016 was politically, socially, culturally…you know the deal. Luckily there was some great music to keep us afloat: Solange, Dev, Blonde, Jeffery, Travis, Starboy, Tribe, TRIBE!!!…but I digress.) In our case, we figured this gonna be our FIFTH album, so let’s challenge ourselves even more. We relocated our studio, tried a bunch of different writing techniques, switched publishers, switched A&Rs…we even gave up our old, trusted Pentium II! (Don’t worry the all synths are intact, we’re still team no plug-ins for life™ 😉 I wanna say we’re about halfway done with this new record. There’s still a lot of tightening up to do but it’s safe to say that you can expect even more collabos than on the last one, but also a more cohesive, ambitious and soulful Chromeo sound. That’s what we’re aiming for anyways…and we won’t rest until we see it through. Shout to our team, to everyone who’s worked with us so far and shouts to YOU, the funkateers and chromettes — whether you’ve been with us since Needy Girl, Night by Night or discovered us with Jealous and Come Alive. Thank you for funking with us. We owe it all to you, and we’re striving to give you the best music we can make. Cuz no matter how crazy this world gets, you’re still gonna have to shake your tuchus.
Dave & Pee”