A few weeks ago, Chromeo returned with their fourth proper album, White Women. This time around, their usual slick electro-funk is glazed with some pop sensibilities. Over the past ten years, they’ve refined their sound while always finding a way to blend the finer points from extraneous genres; their sound is one that has felt consistently fresh and relevant. Much to the duo’s delight, I’m sure, the past few years have seen funk and R&B have been taking a much more prominent role within alternative music. Along with the often-confined spaces within pop music being opened up and expanded upon, White Women is an album that you would expect to exist. Thank goodness it does. The timing of its release is somewhat serendipitous as well - summer is a time that is as conducive to tracks to dance to as it is for songs for kicking back to.
While not necessarily the best one to dance to, Lost On The Way Home does feature absolutely gorgeous vocals by none other than the recently E! News-worthy Solange. She, along with Dave 1 (real name David Macklovitch), engages in phenomenal back-and-forth discourse regarding a seemingly fallen-out relationship. They speak pragmatically about supporting each other and addressing miscommunication and missteps. Dave 1 takes over at around the four minute mark to provide some lines stemming from retrospective reverie. When Solange re-enters the song singing “Take your time” over and over, it implies that even though the narrator may be lost, he eventually will find his way “home”.