Hot Chip have announced their seventh studio album and first in four years, A Bath Full of Ecstasy. The first taste of the record comes via lead single “Hungry Child,” a six-minute glistening house track that’s completely euphoric.
A music video directed by Samen Kesh accompanies the song, starring Freaks and Geeks’ Martin Starr and This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub. Taking an unusual narrative structure for a music video, it’s an incredibly clever and funny way to watch the unraveling of a relationship.
Recorded in Paris and London, A Bath Full of Ecstasy follows 2015’s Why Make Sense? and sees the band open up to a more collaborative songwriting process, choosing to work with outside producers for the first time: Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, David Byrne, Sampha). A press release for the record calls it “a celebration of joy but recognizes the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness.”
Watch the video for “Hungry Child” below.
"Connection... correction." If you summed up UK dance veterans Hot Chip in an obscure two word phrase, I think this bridge from "Love Is The Future" would do quite nicely. It's between these two poles of connection and correction that Hot Chip have operated for over a decade. From "I Was The Boy ...