“‘Oh Baby’ is an exuberant love song, with a nod to the music I love by the likes of Alex Chilton and Paul McCartney. It was produced by Joe Goddard and features John Coxon on guitar and some Hot Chip band members playing on it too. I wrote it in about the time it takes to listen to it, and the finished performance was recorded live in the studio. The video by Simon Owens shows my eyeballs coming out of my head and having a whirlwind romance with each other.” – Alexis Taylor.
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) on April 20th, will drop ‘Beautiful Thing’, his fourth solo album. He’s worked on this latest publication with his fellow peer, Tim Goldsworthy (formerly of Unkle/Mowax and DFA). This is the first time Taylor has worked with an external producer, and from the first title single, it seems the partnership has bore some sweet fruit.
‘Beautiful Thing’ drops April 20th.
Our faves from the upcoming album are: ‘Deep Cut’ (a constructive essay for the other in life, and after-life of a relationship), ‘Suspicious Of Me’ (a melodramatic taunt into what’s good, good to self, and of weight being off one’s shoulders), ‘A Hit Song’ (a love song presented, as thoughtful and poignant as a Pink Floyd ballad), and ‘Oh Baby’ (a world away from the other songs, but so very much a perfect fit for Taylor’s sensibilities).
His Tour in U.S. starts in June.
Alexis Taylor Tour Dates
June 8th | Los Angeles, CA | Troubadour
June 9th | San Francisco, CA | Great American Music Hall
June 11th | Portland, OR | Doug Fit Lounge
June 12th | Seattle, WA | Barboza
June 14th | Chicago, IL | Empty Bottle
June 15th | Detroit, MI | The Loving Touch
June 16th | Toronto, ON | Horseshoe Tavern
June 18th | Brooklyn, NY | Elsewhere (Hall)
June 19th | Philadelphia, PA | Johnny Brenda’s
June 20th | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall