Hot Chip are back with a new single called “Fire of Mercy.” Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin, Owen Clarke, and Alexis Taylor made the song in collaboration with Malaysian-Irish producer and songwriter Yunè Pinku. Check out the new track, featuring vocals from Taylor and Goddard, below.
“‘Fire of Mercy’ relates to the central concept of William Blake’s ‘Songs of Experience,’” Goddard said in a press release. “It bemoans the corruption that inevitably comes from adulthood and longs for a return to the purity of childhood.”
Pinku added: “Massive honour to work with Hot Chip as they’re huge legends within the electronic world. When they played me ‘Fire of Mercy’ and asked me to jump on the track, I was thrilled to work with them.”
Hot Chip issued their eighth full-length, Freakout/Release, last summer. They’ve since shared a track with Brian Eno and Goddess called “Line in the Sand.”