It’s no secret that touring artists encounter numerous struggles that often weigh on the overall wellbeing of the artists themselves. Being on the road for days on end can lead to extreme exhaustion, poor diet, and pressure to continuously perform and plaster a smile on your face.
This just so happens to be the case with Chromeo on their current tour, where they just recently announced that they will not be doing their three Australia dates. In an open letter to fans they wrote:
“We are truly sorry to announce that our upcoming July shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Splendour In The Grass have been canceled. It’s been so long since we’ve visited you last and we were so excited to play for you. Unfortunately, the rigors of our touring schedule have caught up with us and we need to prioritize our health and well being. We’re being told that this period would be best served as a time to rest. This was not an easy call to make. We hope you understand. Please know that we’re doing everything we can to reschedule our time in Australia. We will see you all soon.”
This is also not the first time that the guys of Chromeo have spoken up about health. Recently, member David Macklovitch shared with the world his struggles with anxiety and depression, and did so to try and enlighten others that might be going through the same things as him. He mentions all the days he couldn’t get out of bed, and all the stigmas around treatment for these things that are very much a disease.
In recent years, the dance music world has seen an increase in artists speaking up and drawing awareness to the toll constant touring can take on the human body and mind. Artists like Chromeo, who openly talk about their struggle and gracefully take time for themselves when they need to, show that health should always come first in order to deliver the best versions of themselves as artists to an audience.
Montreal synth-funkateers and festival mainstays Chromeo just released Head Over Heels, their most recent album, a few weeks ago. They’ve been at this for a long time, and they’ve been in promotional overdrive for the past few months. Apparently, that schedule has had an effect on them. The duo announced on Twitter this morning … More »
At long last, Chromeo have shared their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels. An ode to all things disco, the album explores the sub-genres of funk — roping in synth pop, sultry R&B, and nu-disco sensibilities into a retro-inspired dance record built for the 21st century dance fan. And while Chromeo have always maintained a creative affinity for vintage stylings, Dave1 and P-Thugg are celebrating their newest release in the most contemporary way. Can’t make it out to New York’s iconic Terminal 5 for the album’s live debut? No problem — cut a rug from the comfort of your own living room.
In conjunction with Oculus Venues, the Funklordz will live stream their performance in VR for fans across the world to enjoy. The show will air tonight (June 15) at 9:30pm EST/6:50pm PST, broadcasting Chromeo’s newest material from Terminal 5, replete with all the visuals, lights, and sounds of a full concert experience. Head Over Heels, the duo’s first full-length project since 2014’s White Women, features contributions from DRAM, The-Dream, French Montana, and more is available now via Big Beat Records.
Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo has been keeping fans on their toes with the announcement of their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, on the horizon for this June. With lead singles like “Bedroom Calling” and “Must’ve Been,” it seems as if the guys are dipping even more into R&B by enlisting features like D.R.A.M. and The-Dream.
In order to create even more buzz, the duo has released a remix from Grammy-winning artist CID, who has worked with everyone from Cedric Gervais to Kaskade and Tiësto.
CID takes the funky original “Must’ve Been” and turns it into a high-energy deep house tune that dances with clean high hats and strategic vocal chops that will start your week in style.
Bristol-based producers Blonde have put their own groovy twist on the already-energetic original. They’ve substituted a lively piano and dance beat for the original’s guitar melody, priming the single for the dance floor. Blonde’s rendition maintains the spirited atmosphere of the original, but adds an extra kick of dance music appeal.
With only a little over a month to go until the release of Chromeo‘s fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, the electro-funk veterans headed to New York City to promote the LP on Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show. The Funk Lordz have previously teased two other sexy singles off the LP — “Juice” and “Bedroom Calling.”
Performing their newest DRAM-assisted single, “Musta Been,” on May 8, Chromeo’s Dave 1 and P-Thugg delivered a flashy, colorful performance complete with all the off-beat iconography of their forthcoming LP, which included keyboard stands that sprout out slender feminine legs donning high heels.
The duo was joined on-stage by legendary guitarist Jesse Johnson, along with the Tonight Show‘s house band, The Roots. However, it was DRAM’s vocals that took center stage as the seasoned German singer/rapper graced the stage with palpable energy, bouncing between the band’s clean guitar riffs and impressive keyboard breakdowns.
Chromeo are already currently on their album-accompanying Head Over Heels worldwide tour, with stops in North America and parts of Europe. Head Over Heels is set for release on June 15, 2018.
What a helluva 2 days for the funk duo Chromeo! Chromeo debuted a new track, ‘Bad Decision’ – The song is the latest release from their highly anticipated forthcoming album Head Over Heels, which now has an official release date – out June 15 on Big Beat/Atlantic Records and available for pre-order here. “Bad Decision”
Chromeo are releasing their fifth album, Head Over Heels, next month. We’ve heard a few tracks from it already, including “Juice,” “Bedroom Calling” (which features The-Dream), and “Must’ve Been” (which features DRAM), and today the Canadian synth-funk band are sharing yet another single from that album, “Bad Decision.” It’s a glitzy and … More »
One of the biggest weekends in music is here as Coachella gets into day 2 of Coachella 2018. For the eighth year in-a-row, Coachella has teamed up with YouTube to stream the festival for free. Today, we will see Tyler The Creator take the stage at 8:05 p.m, Post Malone at 10:10 p.m, Louis The