The Chemical Brothers collaborate with St. Vincent on new song
British electronic pioneers The Chemical Brothers release their eighth studio album, Born in the Echoes, next month. Echoes will feature some of the Brothers’ big-name ’90s peers—Beck and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip—but today BBC Radio 6 Music debuted a collaboration with a (relatively) newer artist, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark. “Under Neon Lights” veers from St. Vincent’s catchy art-rock, but its not the first time Clark has let electronic artists chop up her voice.
In a press release, the Chemical Brothers also confirmed that on their upcoming tour visual collaborator Adam Smith will replace founding member Ed Simons onstage. “I have committed to academic pursuits over the last few years so I won’t be able to be part of the live show,” Simons said late last year. “It’s been a really difficult decision but it doesn’t work for me to be away from home for the periods of time touring requires.”
“On the plus side, one day I will get to see a Chemical Brothers show from the audience’s perspective,” he added. Simons will get that opportunity at Glastonbury, where the band will headline alongside Deadmau5, Florence + the Machine, Kanye West, and The Who.
Born in the Echoes drops July 17. Check out “Under Neon Lights” below.