Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo are celebrating a decade since the release of their debut album, She’s In Control; what better way is there to commemorate the milestone with the release of their new album White Women in May? None we say, and we are given a succulent taste into what’s to come from the LP with latest single Jealous (I Ain’t With It).
We are familiar with the duo’s 80s inspired vibes, however the initial riff of Jealous is what we would describe as a modern take on that vibe; we do hear a few mainstream pop songs with a similar opening sound lately (a selection of Katy Perry’s singles i.e. T.G.I.F & Teenage Dream). Mainstream, downstream, who cares? We have already absorbed the amount of positivity flowing through the sound of this track! Dave 1’s vocals are somewhat refreshing, his voice has long been perfect for funk songs such as Jealous; he could easily pass off as a long lost member of The Jacksons, he just has this natural tenor/falsetto dynamic that defines the track.
Chromeo’s other half, P-Thugg, is in command of synth/keyboards and really masters the dance feel of the song while Dave’s guitar riff drives the track to give us that awesome funk element. This song would have been big in the 80s if written and released in that era, and definitely has the potential to be huge now as it could easily be a club and party favourite. If you are very familiar with Chromeo’s sound, you will definitely be satisfied with Jealous (I Ain’t With It). It will have you humming and dancing to it in no time, and along with the other singles recently launched it really makes the release of their forthcoming album all the more exciting.