Chromeo Unveil New Song and Video “Personal Effects”

Chromeo Unveil New Song and Video "Personal Effects"
Chromeo Photo by Alexander Gay

Approaching the 20-year mark of their storied career, Chromeo will unveil their sixth studio album, Adult Contemporary, on February 16, 2024. The aptly named LP sees the iconic Canadian duo of Dave 1 (Dave Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) exploring what it means to be funky in your 30s and 40s. As the riotous early 2000s era that propelled them to indie superstardom becomes the stuff of legends, the Funklordz approach this new chapter with their groove intact.

“Personal Effects”—the newest track from the record—debuted live last night at Chromeo’s Shrine Outdoor headline show in Los Angeles. It is once again accompanied by a high-concept, hilariously clever video directed by Spencer Ford (Troye Sivan, JAWNY, BROCKHAMPTON).

“This is the last song we added on the album,” says Dave 1. “I was on a flight and the pilot said, ‘please don’t forget your personal effects’ and I was like, ‘wait how come this isn’t a Chromeo song title?!’ We felt like we needed a little breezy funk…something warm and fuzzy to bop to. You notice that long instrumental bit at the end? That’s definitely a motif on the album: extended sections where we let the music ride out. Adult Contemporary is a meditation on modern, mature relationships, which means: if we gotta sing about curling irons, so be it.”

Chromeo’s previous two LPs were more collaborative than their early material, and certainly were career milestones: 2014’s White Women earned them their first Top 40 hit and 2018’s Head Over Heels their first Grammy nomination. But Adult Contemporary marks a return to the duo’s original formula: Dave and Pee wrote, produced, performed and arranged every single song, honing in on the intimacy of their relationship—they’ve literally spoken every day for the last 30 years!

October 3—San Diego, CA—Humphreys*
October 4—Phoenix, AZ—Marquee Theatre*
October 6—Houston, TX—The Ballroom at Warehouse Live*
October 7—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 8—Dallas, TX—The Echo Lounge & Music Hall*
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 14—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 16—Boston, MA—Roadrunner†
October 17—Philadelphia, PA—Franklin Music Hall†
October 19—Montreal, QC—MTELUS†
October 20—Toronto, ON—The Danforth Music Hall†
October 21—Toronto, ON—The Danforth Music Hall†
October 22—Chicago, IL—The Salt Shed†
October 26—Sydney, Australia—The Metro Theatre
October 28—Adelaide, Australia—Harvest Rock II
October 29—Melbourne, Australia—170 Russell
November 2—Las Vegas, NV—Arkadia Festival

*with Coco & Breezy
†with Ric Wilson
‡with May Rio

Pre-order Adult Contemporary HERE.


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