Some pop songs intensify the angst of our troubled instances, whereas others provide a quick, pleasant escape from the gloom. “Sky Queen”, the newest single from funk-focussed duo Rose Rose, is a textbook instance of the latter.
Rose Rose sprang to life a decade in the past when Londoner Samuel de Gunzburg and Paris-based Pierre Le Boulc’h met at a pizza joint within the Metropolis of Mild. Each self-taught multi-instrumentalists with a shared
shared love of the infectious disco grooves of the ’70s and ’80s, it was extra than simply the pizza that bonded the duo collectively, and a brand new inventive imaginative and prescient was born: to create nostalgic and joyful funk-pop.
On the precipice of a forthcoming EP, their newest providing “Sky Queen” is a lustrous, quintessentially easy quantity that seems like an homage to Nile Rodgers and Stylish. You possibly can hear the exact same deft guitar work underpin their earlier singles, “Sugar Hill” and “Strain”. The latter has the dancefloor vitality of Ohio Gamers’ ’70s smash “Love Rollercoaster” – a track that has even been coated by the likes of the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers.
Explaining the influences behind the monitor, the duo notes “”Sky Queen” is a track in regards to the angels depicted in previous grasp work. These angels are often painted as males, a illustration we don’t agree with, therefore a title and lyrics that try to alter an outdated narrative and spotlight our admiration for a world with feminine angels. It’s a non secular track by which we tried to mix the thought of sunshine and darkish, hope and unhappiness, an ambiguity we’ve at all times tried to recommend in our music.”
While there have been loads of feminine seraphim depicted in work by Rembrandt and Bouguereau, the dreamy keys that steer “Sky Queen” are transportive to huge murals of swirling color and rolling clouds. It is a unhappy reality that most of the groove-masters that the band idolise will quickly “be with the angels”; nevertheless, it is heartening to notice that the legacy of those figures will stay on within the subsequent technology of artists like Rose Rose.