It’s been three years since Chairlift gave us any of their ethereal, diamond-sharp pop, but 2015 has been such a killer year already, that it was barely even surprising when they teased a new single. Of course 2015 would give us new music from now-Beyoncé-collaborator Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly.
That single “Ch-Ching” premiered on Beats 1 today, and the band even called in to talk a bit about their new music. They turned an abandoned pharmaceutical building into a recording studio called the CRC (Colleague Resource Center) and they said it became a hub for them and their friends with a “joyful vibe.” “Ch-Ching” proves that vibe made its way onto the record, and the slithery beat does remind me a little “No Angel.” It sounds like Polachek is treating her vocals in a new way since working with Beyoncé, heading toward more traditional big, blown-out pop. There’s also a lot more hip-hop and brass packed into this track than anything off Something or Does You Inspire You. Polachek described the song a bit to Zane Lowe: “This record was very much about the experience of living in New York. ‘Ch-Ching’ is sort of about that feeling of getting lucky and not really realizing what just hit you, and rolling with it.” It’s spectacular. Listen below.
They also teased the news that live shows will begin in November, but no word on the album’s official release date or title yet. Here’s the lyrics to “Ch-Ching” as a consolation:
Buy the track here.