Recorded in NYC and in Germany the album features a boatload of special guests including DFA Records labelmates Nancy Whang (famously known for her time in LCD Soundsystem), Museum of Love, the Rapture’s Luke Jenner, hip-house star Lidell Townsell, Australian singer Holly Backler and Reggie Watts. Some of the collaborations had been discussed off and on for some time, and others were collaborations that came about through a matter of coincidence and luck. In the case of Lambkin’s collaboration with Reggie Watts, they had met at LCD Soundystem’s farewell show at the Garden, and although Lambkin knew that Watts could sing, he didn’t expect to get what Watts delivered on the two tracks he appears.
Album title track, “We Got a Love” is the first track, and it features the aforementioned Reggie Watts on vocals singing in the lyrics in a falsetto before singing in a husky baritone at the bridge. The track itself is house music that radiates with a cosmic and otherworldly glow – influenced by a little bit of jazz as Watts scats at one point, with a keyboard solo.
The official video follows a cosmic man – or should I say a man who’s a self-contained cosmos? – as he goes about his day: you see him run errands, go to the barber, hang out with his homeys, even play around in the studio. It suits the song perfectly.