Chrome Sparks drops new track ‘What’s it Gonna Take’ featuring Angelica Bess

by the partae


Out now on Counter Records via Inertia Music

“Chrome Sparks has always nailed every little detail in each of his
tracks from his choice of airy and lush pads to his
minimal and emotional leads.”

Stoney Roads

Chrome Sparks (aka Jeremy Malvin) re-emerges with new single, ‘What’s It Gonna Take’, out now on Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint) via Inertia Music. His distinct approach to pop, interwoven with cherry-picked sounds from hip-hop and club music touchpoints, continues to shine through. It’s the Brooklyn-based producer’s third outing for Counter, and it continues in the same trajectory as previous singles ‘Wake’ and ‘All Or Nothing’. Fizzing with vitality, it sees steady-bouncing, trap-tilted drums interplay with bright, melancholy-hued melodies and swells of atmospheric pads. Angelica Bess (part of Body Language, and has previously collaborated with Machinedrum), who featured on 2016’s All Or Nothing (supported by Jason Bentley on KCRWand Annie Mac on Radio 1), returns to add a silky, magnetic shine to the track.

Malvin grew up in Pittsburgh, with formative time spent in Ann Arbor before settling east and converting a legion of supporters to his deftly hybridised sound. Support has come from PitchforkDancing AstronautIndie Shuffle, and FADER. He debuted in 2012 with ‘Marijuana’, a Bandcamp compilation track turned Internet phenomenon (organically rocketing to #1 on HypeMachine and racking up over 20 million cumulative streams to date). Since then, he’s released three EPs on Australian imprint Future Classic (including subsequent breakthrough track ‘Moonraker’), remixed Chet FakerPorter RobinsonFred Falke and Blackbird Blackbird among others, and played sold out shows throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Explaining the themes behind the track, Malvin says, “We’re all passengers on the emotional tilt-a-whirl of a budding romance at some point. It can be thrilling and exhausting and maddening and inspiring and so hard to pin down. ‘What’s It Gonna Take’ is Angie’s and my take on that ephemeral unrest you feel when getting to know somebody intimately.” The single precedes more new music to come soon.

‘What’s It Gonna Take (feat. Angelica Bess)’ by Chrome Sparks is out now
on Counter Records via Inertia Music
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