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Single review: Chromeo feat Solange Knowles – When The Night Falls (Back Yard Recordings)

By | Published on Thursday 4 August 2011


By rights, ‘When The Night Falls’ should be aboard a yacht in 1986. Beyonce’s little sis Solange steps up into her sister’s mighty-hard-to-fill-boots, donning a Madonna-circa-Holiday persona while she’s at it. This is certainly no bad thing, accompanying Chromeo’s sleaze-crooning as they once again prove rightly indifferent to any musical (and sartorial) parameters of good taste.

Their funky, shimmering, camped up disco is cleaned out and rendered all the more deliciously after-dark in its treatment by Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler, while the Lifelike Remix shows its Hi-NRG potential and Mayer Hawthorne’s cover strips the song back to reveal its soulful side.

‘When The Night Falls’ is grinning through laser-whitened teeth and chatting up your girlfriend – a tune unashamedly sporting a white blazer and deck shoes. EG