Listen to The Chemical Brothers’ triumphant new single, ‘C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l’
The release of new music from The Chemical Brothers is always cause for celebration. In 2015, the British duo of Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands graced the dance music world with a creative renaissance when they released their eighth studio album, Born in the Echoes. Now, Simons and Rowlands have triumphantly returned with the release of “C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l,” an energetic edit of one of the duo’s longstanding live staples.
“C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l” is as infectious as it is visceral. Commencing with a call-and-response-worthy declarative twist on their moniker, the track recalls the electro of yesteryear while employing supremely dense acid house synthesis throughout its course. The song becomes intensely stimulating as a result of the myriad of factors which pervade it. As the introductory vocal sample melds with the track’s diverse synth work and the recurrent command, “Let your body rock,” the sum of the piece’s parts become a frenzied whole — reflective of the live setting whence the edit originates.