THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 PREMIERES NEW VIDEO “FORGET” FEATURING ALISA XAYALITH (OF THE NAKED AND FAMOUS)
The Chain Gang of 1974 has released a new video for “Forget” featuring The Naked and Famous’ own Alisa Xayalith. The song is an explosively emotive duet, built beautifully upon Chain Gang’s trademark, simplistically punchy percussion and melodies as cohesively meshed as the vocalists carrying them. The video is equally affecting, a blue-tinged tale of movement choreographed by Lindsey Blafarb, who has worked with the likes of Lorde, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj and more.
Primary mastermind behind the synth-pop project, Kamtin Mohager, explains: “‘Forget’ is possibly one of the most important songs to me as a songwriter, solely based on its complexity. Compared to my previous work, I hadn’t written something with such layers… While writing FELT, Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’ was my biggest influence. With that being said, I wanted a song like ‘Don’t Give Up.’ It only seemed appropriate to have a duet with Alisa. It turned out better than I could’ve ever imagined.” The Chain Gang of 1974 released full-length album Felt earlier this summer to critical delight.
“The Chain Gang Of 1974 are not afraid of massive pop music” – Alt Press
“They’ve beautifully evolved from one genre to the next and have a wide arrange of songs from dark and broody to infectious, danceable songs.” – Pancakes & Whiskey
“soaring retro synthy New Wave” – Baeble Music
“For the past decade or so, The Chain Gang of 1974 has been adeptly skilled at maintaining a rare freshness to its sound, and doing so in a way that kept each batch of new music’s release feel both oddly familiar but entirely unexpected.” – Vanyaland
“You’ve got to hear this!” – Volume
“With a mixture of funk and synth-pop, the band isn’t afraid to reach for the grand gesture.”
– Respect Your Youngers
“manages to be both moody and upbeat … you’ll find yourself dancing, but slightly detached as you reflect on and dissect past relationships” – Substream
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