The success of electro-pop phenomenon Hot Chip is no mystery. The English group composed of Alexis Taylor (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Joe Goddard (vocals, synths, percussion), Al Doyle (guitar, vocals), Owen Clarke (synths, guitar) and Felix Martin (percussion), has in the past decade established themselves as perhaps one of the most innovative and unique acts in music. Their eccentric approach to making music has not only redefined their own genre but also somehow transcended the barriers of genre and planted inspiration in all corners of the music world. Although Trendland previously featured Hot Chip in February, I couldn’t help but share this track with you all.
“I Feel Bonnie” is a collaborative remix of Hot Chip’s single “I Feel Better” between Hot Chip and Nashville folk/country musician Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (aka Will Oldham). The seven minute long piece is more a musical journey than a song, and the genius of Hot Chip is made obvious by their insane ability of making seven minutes seem like so much less. Hope you feel this one as much as I do. Turn up the volume!
Listen to “I Feel Bonnie” here
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