I’ve probably written about the New York-based neo-disco/electronic dance music/funk collective Escort, so much here on JOVM, that you probably feel as though you’ve known them — and have seen their career grow. The collective founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balls features frontwoman and bassist, Adeline Michele as members of a core group of five that frequently expands to a huge ensemble featuring 17 members for live shows. And since their formation close to a decade ago, the New York-based collective have received praise nationally across the blogosphere and in several major media outlets for a sound that’s been described as a very modern take on the familiar disco sound. In fact, their self-titled full-length debut, which they self-released not only received breathless praise, it eventually cemented the act’s growing reputation as one of New York’s best, live dance and funk acts — and their frontwoman also received praise with several blogs and publications calling her a certified star. And as a result. Adeline Michele released a full-length solo effort and was part of the house band for The Meredith Viera Show.
After releasing a number of singles throughout the past couple of years, Escort will be releasing their long-awaited sophomore effort, Animal Nature through the group’s own label, Escort Records on October 30. The album’s third and latest single “My Life” sounds as though it were drawing influence from Chic’s “Good Times“, Phil Collins‘ “Ssussudio,” Kool and the Gang‘s “Celebration,” and mid 70s disco as twinkling synths, swirling electronics, a sinuous bass line, big blasts of horn, and propulsive four-on-the-floor drum and angular Nile Rodgers-like guitar paired with Adeline Michele’s incredibly sensual and soulful vocals in a joyous, party anthem that simply says to the listener “forget your cares for a bit, buy a drink, shake your ass and throw your arms up to heaven ’cause life is so very short!”