Hot Chip Unveil New Single “Fire of Mercy” Ft. Yuné Pinku

Hot Chip Unveil New Single “Fire of Mercy” Ft. Yuné Pinku
Hot Chip Photo by Pooneh Ghana

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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