August 3, 2014


Chromeo: Why "Jealous" is the "Quintessential Chromeo Track"

The third time's the charm for Chromeo at Lollapalooza: the Canadian electrofunk pair have played the festival three times now, upgrading to a bigger stage with every passing year. 

"We've definitely sort of anchored all the moments in our career for when things took off [to Lollapalooza]," says Chromeo's Dave 1. "During Fancy Footwork, we played here and had a great show. Then, when we started doing bigger festival slots on Business Casual, we played here again, and now we're on the main stage!"

One of their favorite tracks to play live is "Jealous," the lead-off single from the record they dropped earlier this year, White Women, but the song means more to them than a great groove to get down to.

"We found a way to kind of pack all the Chromeo tropes and all the vocabulary of our music into one really efficient and optimized song," says Dave 1. "It's like the quintessential Chromeo track: you've got a real dance-y beat, great sonics and quirky lyrics, and all the '80s flourishes that we're known for."

Press play above to hear more about Chromeo's love for Lollapalooza, their fascination with social networking and more in this Fuse exclusive, and stay tuned for more on-the-ground Lollapalooza coverage!