2Square and Antipop of French electronica act Telepopmusik, along with vocalist Angela McCluskey released their debut effort, Genetic World over a decade ago — at the height of the French downtempo electronica movement, which included acts such as Air, Les Rythmes Digitales and others. “Breathe,” the group’s best known song internationally was also a Grammy nominated track.
It’s been quite some time since Telepopmusik released anything; however, both 2Square and Antipop were holed up in the studio writing, recording and putting the finishing touches on their third full-length album, which is slated for a 2014 release. But as a teaser to the full-length release, the duo released a 2 song EP/remix bundle “Fever/Try Me Anyway.” Both tracks will appear on Telepopmusik’s forthcoming effort, and they feature Betty Black, a.k.a. Sylvia Gordon of KUDU fame. “Fever,” has Gordon seductively cooing the songs lyrics over sparse, minimalist beats and shimmering synths that feel much like like a feverish chill. Interestingly, Gordon’s lyrics describe a familiar sensation – comparing the lingering presence of a former lover, as a fever that you wish you can just sweat out. Much like “Try Me Anyway,” there’s a urgent and plaintive sense of need at the heart of the song.
Recently the group released two videos for “Fever.” The first video has it’s protagonist go through a near death experience while on the beach. And during her experience, she sees the events of her life flash by her eyes with a sense of longing and regret, which creates a uncannily eerie feel to the song.