Thursday, 22 May 2008

Chester French

They're signed by Pharrell (or something) and sing about meeting girls in 'grocery' stores, Jimmy Choos and are quite, quite American with a Beach Boys-meets-Harvard-graduates 'vibe'.
"She Loves Everybody" sounds as if it could have been plucked from the 60s except for the slightly risque "She craves affection/ So I use protection" instead of the more innocent "I wanna hold your hand" from the Beatles. There is the twang of the guitar next to the twang of the American accent, harmonies and innuendo-take-another-look lyrics. An undercurrent of electro buzzes next to the retro-pop feel. Summery enough to make a bit of a splash in the chosen season and (hopefully) a sense of tongue-in-cheek as one of them sings "Is she just another shortie" - A burning question to ask and I know Pharrell is producing them but the hip-hop slang doesn't sit well unless its a bit of a piss take. Oh and "Jimmy Choos" has a nice bit of repetition in the "She needs Jimmy-Choo-ooh-ooh-ohh-oos"- innovative I'm sure you'll agree.
Anywayyyy... I'm quite liking their blend of different influences; the fact they dress 'preppy' (oh the American colloquialisms) yet have major hiphop stars foaming at the mouth and have named themselves after a famous sculptor. 'Dig it dude'.
Jade
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