Mark Ronson‘s approaching a renewed climb in his career as of late. His latest album Late Night Feelings is a culmination of these milestones, which include forming Silk City with Diplo, a contribution to the Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack, and continued writing alongside acclaimed pop stars. The LP is star-studded, and his collaborative singles with Miley Cyrus in “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” Camila Cabello in “Find U Again” helped generate buzz for the project ahead of time.
Far more lies in store for this disco/popa fusion; it’s title track of course plays with the heartstrings, thanks in part to Lykke Li, as do “Pieces Of Us” with King Princess and additional Lykke Li collaboration “2AM.” The retro elements are nicely fused into more contemporary soundscapes, and overall Late Night Feelings is an accurate title.
Temporalities fold in Mark Ronson‘s latest release, “Late Night Feelings,” a production that wields the novelty of a new single, while simultaneously effecting an old-school feel. The second song off of Ronson’s next long-form project, Ronson’s self-professed collection of “sad bangers,” Late Night Feelings, the eponymous offering enlists Lykke Li. Tonally, “Late Night Feelings” is an undeniably groovy number that harnesses vintage, ’70s disco funk. Lyrically, the single tells a different story. The tune’s vocal raconteur, Li pines for a love lost as she laments her smoldering desire to pick up the phone to dial the digits of her former flame.
It’s easy to forget that “Late Night Feelings” is a melancholy track at heart: the retro flair creates a spirited sort of wistfulness that, paradoxically, feels good. The old school spunk, however, is a momentary distraction. Ronson puts the “sad” in “sad banger” at song’s end, when he foregrounds Li’s mellifluous vocal, to spotlight the inescapable blue nature of the track’s lyrics.
Ronson’s first solo album since 2015’s Uptown Special,Late Night Feelings is slated to arrive in full on June 21.