FRIDAY, JANUARY 08, 2016 |
Posted by: Don Saas
You never want to be crying in public. They say you're not a real New Yorker until the first moment that you start to cry on the subway, and if that's the case, I probably don't ever want to be a real New Yorker. Apparently, New Romantic revivalists Chairlift are okay with it though on their new track, "Crying In Public."
We've had mixed feelings in the office about the two lead singles Chairlift have released from their upcoming third record, Moth. It's clear that this is going to be a transitional record for the synthpop duo and they're experimenting with new sounds which is fine in and of itself, but "Ch-ching" and "Romeo" weren't working for all of us. "Crying In Public" is a much more traditional Chairlift track with understated but dramatic synths layered over some emotive and powerful vocal work from Caroline Polachek. If Moth sounds more like this than the two lead singles, we could see ourselves getting pretty excited for the new record.