Hot Chip Unveil New Single “Fire of Mercy” Ft. Yuné Pinku
Last summer, Hot Chip released their eighth album Freakout/Release. Not one to rest on their laurels, they now unveil magnificent new single “Fire of Mercy,” featuring Malaysian-Irish producer and songwriter Yunè Pinku. A classic slice of Hot Chip ennui-flecked euphoria, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard share vocals as they deliver an emotional gut punch: “Do you ever stop believing / In the things that make you feel like you… Remember life can take a turn in a moment and / Leave you without your own breath to breathe / I need that fire of mercy, rescue me.”
Talking about the new single, Joe Goddard says: “’Fire of Mercy’ relates to the central concept of William Blake’s ‘Songs of Experience’ – it bemoans the corruption that inevitably comes from adulthood and longs for a return to the purity of childhood.” Yunè Pinku adds: “Massive honour to work with Hot Chip as they’re huge legends within the electronic world. When they played me Fire of Mercy and asked me to jump on the track, I was thrilled to work with them.”
The band will return to the United States for a headlining show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium as well as a set at San Francisco’s Portola Fest this September.
Upcoming live dates
August 8 – Lokerse Festival, Belgium
August 11 – Brunch Electronik, Barcelona
August 26 – Live at Scorrier House, Cornwall
September 28 – The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles
September 30 – Portola Festival, San Francisco
October 21 – Bugged Out @ Drumsheds, London
November 17 – Corona Capital, Mexico
Stream “Fire of Mercy” HERE
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