We didn't realize how much we needed new music from Chromeo. The longtime friends and duo on Friday released their new Quarantine Casanova EP and it's kind of perfect for this moment.
The new project is made up of five new songs and their accompanying instrumental versions—for jamming, of course. And while there's a lot of playfulness and shenanigans going on, with song titles like "Clorox Wipe," "6 Feet Away" and "'Roni Got Me Stressed Out," it seems like a fitting escape for times like these.
“Honestly, it started as a joke,” says Chromeo frontman Dave 1. “At the beginning of quarantine, we hunkered down in our studio, freestyled a song called ‘Clorox Wipe’ and posted it online to cheer people up. The response was overwhelming. So we wrote another one, and another one. Fans kept asking if we were going to release them for real, so after a couple of weeks, we obliged.”
Not only is the new EP out today, but 100% of net proceeds from digital downloads, physical sales and merch will go to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and in recognition of the ongoing fight for communities of color.
Hear the full EP below.