Chromeo Drops New Single “(I Don’t Need A) New Girl”
The track finds the duo returning to their dancefloor roots; its infectious bassline harkens back to the disco-meets-electrofunk sound of Fancy Footwork, the album that catapulted Chromeo onto the worldwide stage.
But vocally, they sound fresher and more confident than ever as Dave 1 waxes about the perks of mature, committed relationships: “let’s talk about loyalty instead of lawyer fees.” Whereas Chromeo is usually known for succinct song structure, here, the duo lets loose and “(I Don’t Need A) New Girl” segues into an extended, explosive instrumental section, highlighting their current collaboration with legendary producer Morgan Geist on mixing duties.
“(I Don’t Need A) New Girl” concludes the trilogy of what Chromeo refers to as their “black singles,” a cohesive series to be followed by festival-ready remixes this summer and a very special announcement in the fall.
In celebration of the new music, the band will embark on the FUNK YOURSELF tour this fall, their first headline run in over four years. The dates come on the heels of Chromeo’s triumphant fifth appearance at Coachella, where they blew minds with an all-new stage setup—including four custom chrome modular synth towers—designed with longtime collaborator and contemporary artist Freeka Tet (Aphex Twin, Childish Gambino, YSL).
The tour will bring them to New York’s Brooklyn Steel, two nights at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, Austin City Limits and Portola festivals, a massive co-headline Los Angeles play with Purple Disco Machine, plus additional Canadian dates in Vancouver and Montreal. Chicago rapper Ric Wilson (for whom Chromeo just produced the EP CLUSTERFUNK with Dave 1’s brother A-Trak), identical twin DJs Coco & Breezy and rising downtown New York star May Rio will support on select dates.
September 22—Bellevue, CO—Mishawaka Amphitheatre*
September 23—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot*
September 25—Seattle, WA—Showbox Sodo*
September 26—Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theatre†
September 28—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom†
October 1—Los Angeles, CA—The Shrine Outdoors**
October 3—San Diego, CA—Humphreys†
October 4—Phoenix, AZ—Marquee†
October 10—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern*
October 11—Richmond, VA—The National*
October 12—Washington, D.C.—9:30 Club*
October 13—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel*§
October 16—Boston, MA—Roadrunner*
October 17—Philadelphia, PA—Franklin Music Hall*
October 19—Montreal, QC—MTelus*
October 20—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall* – SOLD OUT
October 21 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
October 22—Chicago, IL—Salt Shed*
*with Ric Wilson
**co-headline with Purple Disco Machine
†with Coco & Breezy
§with May Rio
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