Disco god Giorgio Moroder (you know the guy that basically invented synth disco) has just unleashed the second single off of his new album, and let me just say I am in literal tears. “Déjà vu” features the vocal and writing stylings of a little known artist known as Sia (or that singer that performs with her back to the audience). So obviously the holy union between these two powerhouses was bound to produce something special.
To be completely honest this is one of those songs I had to listen to three times before I fell in love. At first I was like okay, then I was like okaayyyyy, then on the third listen I was like OKAYYYYYYY YAS. Starting off with a whimsical violin intro, the track delves into pure disco euphoria that sounds all too familiar and new at the same time… just like déjà vu (I’M SO FUNNY). There is just something absolutely heavenly when she declares, “Oh my heart ached, but I knew fate would send you my way, and when you came my heart was saved, I’ve known you for lifetimes baby!” Honestly what a chorus. Oh and can we talk about those dreamy “dejjaaaa vuuuuuzz” over the post-chorus? AMAZING.
While “Right Here, Right Now” was a little more electropop and Kylie-esque, this one is undeniably golden era Moroder disco and a perfect single to precede his album. “Déjà Vu” is one of those rare songs that is so perfect that you don’t want to listen to it too much. So just pray to God that this song isn’t as overexposed as “Chandelier” because I’m literally sick of seeing Maddie Ziegler dancing around in a leotard.
Let me start off this post by saying that I have an unwavering devotion to disco super producer Giorgio Moroder. As a boy whose mother is a fiery Latina that thrived at Studio 54 and Copacabana in the early 80s– I was basically raised on disco music. So, when Giorgio Moroder announced he was releasing an album this spring, I honestly pissed my pants. I then proceeded to shit my pants when I found out that it would feature the likes of Sia, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, and the legendary Britney Spears. He first dropped a total raveathon instrumental buzz-track called “74 Is The New 24” earlier last year, but now we finally have the first official single from the project… and it’s completely amazing.
“Right Here, Right Now” appropriately features the goddess known to us humans as Kylie Minogue. The track opens with a sparse euphoric synth line that slowly incorporates Giorgio’s signature distorted vocals gliding in the background. Once the beat kicks in Kylie’s sexy voice delivers her signature sass with blissful lyrics to boot. Giorgio’s production is tight and not overbearing to Kylie’s presence, which lets her lead the way in the track. Though Giorgio is known for his exhilarating disco productions that sound like they came from year 3015, this song is more streamlined and “pop” in comparison. It honestly sounds like something you would hear while lounging poolside at the Gansevoort on a hot summer in July. In other words, it’s the best summer song of the winter. The chorus itself builds up to nothing short of amazingness when she chants, “Staring at your eyes, I see the sunrise, there’s no where else but right here, right now!” Euphoric, shimmering, sunny, and happy—all of the ingredients to a perfect Kylie Minogue song.
The best part about Giorgio is that he always adapts to the artist he is working with. From Donna Summer, Freddie Mercury, to Blondie his collaborations have always been versatile and unique. “Right Here, Right Now” is no exception, as it sounds like something that could have comfortably fit on any of Kylie’s albums in the last decade. There is that signature Giorgio vocoder effect, but Kylie is the one that really owns the track. If this song is any indication, we can expect great things to come from Mr. Moroder in 2015.