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. In fact, “Breathe” was a Grammy nominated track.
However, it’s been quite some time since Telepopmusik released anything; but they’ve been holed up in the studio over the past 18 months working on and putting the finishing touches on the act’s third full-length album, an album which is slated for release later this year. in the meantime, the duo recently put out the first release from the album – a 2 song EP remix bundle Fever/Try Me Anyway. The EP will include remixes from Dirty Channels, Zombie Disco Squad, Populette, Pit Spector and Pino Rastovitch.
Featuring Betty Black, a.k.a. Sylvia Gordon of KUDU, “Try Me Anyway” employs a dark, pulsating industrial beat with eerily plinking keyboards. Black/Gordon coos the song’s lyrics with a seductive, come-hither feel. Like the video, the song is the sort of song that should be played late night in a club as it talks about obsession and lust. There’s an urgent, plaintive human need at the heart of the song that’s irresistible.