BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Exuberant, Anthemic New Crush Club Single ‘Higher’

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You may not know their name yet – but it’s a good bet you soon will.

Crush Club – the duo of the intriguingly monikered Le Chev and TC Milan – first came on the scene in just 2016. But they’ve already scored high praise from the likes of the BBC, Out and Billboard, the latter describing them as, “…somewhere between Pharrell and The White Stripes.” Imagine that.

BlackBook is privileged to join in the buzz, premiering here their utterly exuberant new single, fittingly named “Higher.” With its hyper funked out guitars, lush synths and chill-inducing gospel choir (and its exhortations of “Get Up, get up to get higher!”), it could likely even bring the dead back from their slumber for one last spirited dance. It’s a little bit Scissor Sisters, a little Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and actually remarkably redolent of the early ’80s heyday of Wham!.

“It’s a nod to the indulgences of our favorite ’70s cuts,” enthuses Le Chev, “but has the relentless attack of techno from the bass line rhythm. It came together very quickly, like good tracks do.”

 

 

Perhaps most importantly, it’s a truly inspirational anthem of self-empowerment.

“It was just one of those songs that we needed to write,” says TC Milan. “Whenever faced with obstacles, loss or any negative distraction, it can be difficult to make it through to the other side of whatever’s in your way. This song is a reminder that everyone knows how it feels to be down, so impossibly low, but that there’s always a way out, up, higher. We hope it lifts you!”

They’ll hit the road with BlackBook faves Sofi Tukker on September 27, for a 13-date North American tour that we’re guessing will just be one long, massive party. Don’t miss it.