HOT CHIP – LET ME BE HIM
Other than LCD Soundsystem, no band has captured such a perfect mix of fun and sweetness into electro music like Hot Chip. Classics like the heartwarming Boy From School, or the booty-shaking Ready for the Floor, crossed the boundaries of their genre to become timeless. Let Me Be Him, a track from the new album In Our Heads, looks like it is going to be another in their growing list of unforgettable songs. What sounds like synthesized church organs breathe softly over Alexis Taylor’s gentle vocals, and the drum machine beat builds alongside until the song goes into new territory for Hot Chip. The chorus shows a stadium release created more for Chris Martin than an indie electro band, but it sounds so perfect coming from these guys that you wonder why they never belted out like that before. But before the song gets too heavy, a fat video game synth and chirping birds cut through to keep it light and happy. It feels like Spring – fresh and carefree. It may be my favourite Hot Chip song.