Now this is a tie loosener and I mean that in the, “it’s Friday, you just got out of work and you’re about to trip the light fantastic with friends, confidants, and a few fun strangers you’ve yet to make the acquaintance and the suit is staying but you’re getting ready to wild out a bit and this half-windsor feels really constricting all of a sudden,” sense of the term. Yes, you can tell that I’m looking forward to the weekend.
This one starts out pretty minimally – just a tinny drum beat and a simple keyboard motif – before it transforms into a sweet piece of candy coated nu-discofied funk. Here, the neon lights shine bright. An R&B guitar riff mingles with the synth line while another keyboard lays down a fat bass. But it’s nimble and tweaks the formula a bit as so much great French electronic does. Did I mention that Lafayette and their remixers Juptier are both Parisian acts? If a title like Mauvaise Mine wasn’t a dead giveaway, then the pervasive sense of luxury that this track positively exudes should’ve tipped any listener off.
It’s hard not to be positive at the moment. While it doesn’t really feel like Spring is upon us the season is, in fact, a thing that is currently happening. That means that despite the chill one might find themselves in (those of us living in New York included), sunny days and quality weather is imminent. No subtext and no dilemmas here. The only one should have in the coming weeks and months, outside of the Big Things and Important Issues, is what are the best ways to spend your time and who to spend it with. You’ve got your work cut out for you, I know.