Chromeo’s Fifth Studio Album Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels, the fifth studio LP from Montreal funk legends Chromeo, is out today on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. Get the album, including “Must’ve Been” featuring DRAM, “Don’t Sleep” feat. French Montana & Stefflon Don, “Bedroom Calling” feat. The-Dream, “Juice” and more here.
The band stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week to perform “Must’ve Been”—watch it here.
Furthermore, the band just confirmed Phase 2 of its World Tour, with new North American tour dates this fall (including stops in Chicago, Nashville, Brooklyn and beyond) as well as shows in London, Manchester and Paris. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 22—visit chromeo.net for pre-sales and more info. Funklordz VIP Experiences and meet & greets are available throughout the fall tour, details available here.
Chromeo’s summer dates kick off tonight at New York’s Terminal 5 with a very special album release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and further dates including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium and sets at all major festivals: Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Electric Forest, Outside Lands and more.
Featuring twelve tracks of funk and R&B history colliding with modern pop songcraft, Head Over Heels showcases Chromeo’s catchiest singles to date; yet it is first and foremost a cohesive body of work, no small feat in today’s ever-expanding playlist universe. Proudly opening their studio door for the first time, Dave 1 and P-Thugg intended Head Over Heels to be a polyphony, a collaborative celebration where their favorite artists’ signature touches could intermingle in Chromeo world. Accordingly, the album’s guestlist nods to superheroes of funk’s past (guitarist Jesse Johnson of The Time, revered session bassist Pino Palladino, Mtume vocalist Tawatha Agee), present (funkadelic lovechild DRAM, R&B auteur The-Dream, post-colonial emcee French Montana) and future (upstart London bad gal Stefflon Don, rising neo-soul star Amber Mark, downtown New York darlings Onyx Collective). Absolute legends Raphael Saadiq and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkinseven join the party!
Sounding more confident than ever, Dave 1 stuffs his lyrics with mimosas, Mazda Miatas and miscellaneous romantic misadventures, cementing his signature neurotic spin on the break-ups to make-ups narrative. As evidenced by the album cover, P-Thugg fills pumps of his own, and his synth wizardry weaves a sonic palette far richer than any previous Chromeo release. There’s the moody midnight strut of “One Track Mind,” the deep jazz-funk of “Just Friends” and the Minneapolis-by-way-of-West Coast frenzy of “Count Me Out”. This is also Chromeo’s guitar album if there ever was one: consider the Tattoo You Stones dirt on “Slumming It” and the furious Strat strumming on “Bad Decision”, equal parts Prince and Mother’s Milk era Chili Peppers. All throughout, Head Over Heels is driven by a beating heart that’s realer than any reference or guest appearance, eschewing trends for something truly timeless.
Chromeo is the duo of Montreal natives and high school best friends David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel. The group rose to prominence with their seminal 2007 release Fancy Footwork, heralding the dawn of the ‘80s electro-funk revival.

CHROMEO—HEAD OVER HEELS
1. Must’ve Been (featuring DRAM)
2. Don’t Sleep (featuring French Montana and Stefflon Don)
3. One Track Mind
4. Count Me Out
5. Bad Decision
6. Right Back Home To You (Interlude)
7. Just Friends (featuring Amber Mark)
8. Juice
9. Slumming It
10. Bedroom Calling pt. 1
11. Bedroom Calling pt. 2 (featuring The-Dream)
12. Room Service
CHROMEO LIVE
June 15                                                      New York, NY                                               Terminal 5*
June 16                                                       Brooklyn, NY                      Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 16                                                       Brooklyn, NY                                 Good Room (DJ Set)
June 18                                                        Boston, MA                                        House of Blues*
June 19                                                    Philadelphia, PA                                         The Fillmore*
June 21                                                     Columbus, OH                              Newport Music Hall*
June 22                                                     Royal Oak, MI                      Royal Oak Music Theatre*
June 23                                                      Rothbury, MI                                           Electric Forest
June 25                                                   Minneapolis, MN                                        First Avenue*
June 26                                                   Kansas City, MO                                     CrossroadsKC†
June 28                                                      Morrison, CO                                              Red Rocks‡
June 30                                                       Rothbury, MI                                           Electric Forest
July 3                                                          Toronto, ON                               Danforth Music Hall*
July 4                                                          Toronto, ON                               Danforth Music Hall*
July 5                                                           Quebec City                                             Festival D’Ete
July 7                                                           Ottawa, ON                                        Ottawa Blues Fest
July 20                                                  Byron Bay, Australia                         Splendour in the Grass
July 21                                                  Melbourne, Australia                Max Watt’s House of Music
July 22                                                     Sydney, Australia                                   The Metro Theatre
August 3                                                     Montreal, QC                 Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
August 5                                                       Chicago, IL                                                 Lollapalooza
August 7                                                       Ogden, UT                                            Ogden Twilight
August 10                                                Los Angeles, CA                              Hollywood Palladium
August 10-12                                          San Francisco, CA                                        Outside Lands
August 31-September 2                               Seattle, WA                                               Bumbershoot
September 3                                                 Calgary, AB                                       The Palace Theatre
September 4                                               Edmonton, AB                                                 Union Hall
September 6                                                 Eugene, OR                                     McDonald Theatree
September 7                                               Vancouver, BC                                                   Skookum
September 10                                              Madison, WI                                      Orpheum Theater§
September 12                                             Covington, KY                                      Madison Theater§
September 13                                             Cleveland, OH                                          Agora Theatre§
September 17                                             Louisville, KY                             Headliners Music Hall§
September 18                                             Memphis, TN                                   New Daisy Theatre§
September 19                                             St. Louis, MO                                             The Pageant§
September 21                                           New Orleans, LA                                     The Joy Theater§
September 22                                              Nashville, TN                           Marathon Music Works§
September 23                                               Millvale, PA                                    Mr. Smalls Theatre§
September 25                                             Baltimore, MD                                  Ram’s Head Live! §
September 27                                              Asheville, NC                                       The Orange Peel§
September 28                                              Charlotte, NC                                             The Fillmore§
September 29                                               Norfolk, VA                                                The NorVa§
October 1                                                   Brooklyn, NY                                         Brooklyn Steel§
October 4                                                  New Haven, CT                       College Street Music Hall§
October 5                                                    Syracuse, NY                        SI Hall at the Fairgrounds§
October 6                                                    Portland, ME                                             State Theatre§
October 31                                              Manchester, U.K.                                                    O2 Ritz
November 1                                                London, U.K.                                                  Printworks
November 2                                                 Paris, France                             Pitchfork Music Festival
*with Pomo
†with The Glitch Mob, Elohim
‡with The Glitch Mob, Elohim and Kittens
§with Steven A. Clark
For more information, please contact
Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000,
reid.kutrow@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.
For Big Beat/Atlantic Records, please contact Jordan Danielle Frazes at jordan.frazes@atlanticrecords.com.
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