Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap

It’s been too long since we got sweaty with Chet Faker on Breaking More Waves, the last time being in May 2012 when we proclaimed his take on No Diggity 'cover version of the weekend' at Brighton’s Great Escape in 2012. It was a blinding show that also featured Haim, St Lucia and Foxes on the bill – smug faces all round if like us you were in that sauna of a basement that night.

Now he’s here again with new song Talk Is Cheap, his first single from the debut album Built On Glass which is due on April 11 via Future Classic / Downtown Records. On the Soundcloud player Talk Is Cheap is tagged as simply ‘sex’, and whilst thankfully it’s not actually the sound of Chet doing the business, it’s pretty much the musical equivalent of it. There’s a saucy saxophone, there’s what at first sounds like a creaking bedspring which gradually morphs into a vocal sample, there’s low-key sultry late night beats,  there’s smouldering keyboard vibes that pretty much say ‘it’s time to get naked’ and there’s Chet’s smooth croon  which gives warm thrills in all sorts of places. 

Ladies and gentlemen, forget that Barry White seduction album. It’s time to do it with Chet.

Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap

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