If you’re a fan of acts like HONNE and Whilk & Misky then get ready for a new favourite. Chrome Daphne are a Toronto-based duo comprised of producer & multi-instrumentalists Chris da Silva and Jay Cherr.
This is a finessed sound that seamlessly blends mellow disco tones with elements of moody R&B and sultry, soulful pop.
‘There’ was inspired by a short-lived romance that left Cherr wanting more in terms of intimacy, and when that relationship ended, it led him to a state of mindfulness.
“Out of all the things in the world, all the things we can experience and feel as humans – why do we feel this need to rush? What is there to rush, honestly? Aren’t we just “there” to feel as close and as amazing as we can? Let’s just put aside all of these worries and insecurities for these few moments that we’re in bed together. If it feels this good, let’s make it last for as long as we can.” – Jay Cherr, Chrome Daphne
Ushering in a new era of their sound’s evolution, Alfitude favourites HONNE join forces with breakout RnB star Pink Sweat$ on the release of ‘WHAT WOULD YOU DO?’.
The accompanying visuals (directed by Ian Robertson) tell of a love story that unfurls in the heart of a pastel-toned suburbia, with HONNE cast in supporting roles as paper boy and gardener. Pink Sweat$ also features, performing his verse through the dashboard screen of the protagonist’s soft-top convertible, with the video matching the warm, summer glow of the track itself.
“In the past, we’ve limited ourselves. We might get to a section of a song and things are getting really exciting, but we then pull ourselves back and say, ‘Can we really do that?’. Now, we’ve sidestepped the rules and done whatever we wanted to do.” – HONNE
We’ll be dropping two new tracks – one ‘Love Me (◑)’ and ‘Love Me Not (◐)’ – on the last Friday of every month until August.
And as it happens to be the last Friday of April today we have 2 new tracks to share with you!
The first is ‘Me & You ◑’, a track we made with one of our favourite artists from the UK, Tom Misch. The second is ‘I Just Wanna Go Back ◐’, a track that describes the feeling of missing someone who used to be a big part of your life.
September 29 | Way Back When Festival | Dortmund | Germany
October 1 | Austin City Limits Festival | Austin TX | USA
October 3 | Aisle 5 | Atlanta GA | USA
October 4 | Cat’s Cradle | Carrboro NC | USA
October 5 | Warsaw | Brooklyn
October 7 | Paradise | Boston MA | USA
October 10 | Valley Bar | Phoenix AZ | USA
October 11 | Soho | Santa Barbara CA | USA
October 12 | The Loft | San Diego CA | USA
October 14 | Fonda Theater | Los Angeles CA | USA
October 15 | Treasure Island Festival | San Francisco CA | USA
October 17 | The Crocodile | Seattle WA | USA
October 18 | Biltmore Cabaret | Vancouver | Canada | SOLD OUT
October 19 | Wonder Ballroom | Portland OR | USA
October 23 | Bristol | Trinity Centre | UK | SOLD OUT
October 25 | Glasgow | King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut | UK | SOLD OUT
October 26 | Manchester | Manchester Gorilla | UK | SOLD OUT
October 27 | Leeds | Brudenell Social Club | UK
October 28 | London | Roundhouse | UK | SOLD OUT
October 30 | Brighton | The Haunt | UK | SOLD OUT
October 31 | Nottingham | Rescue Rooms | UK
November 1 | Birmingham | 02 Institute Birmingham | UK
November 5 | Paris | Badaboum | France
November 6 | Brussels | AB Club | Belgium
November 7 | Frankfurt | Zoom Frankfurt | Germany
November 9 | Amsterdam | Paradiso | Holland | SOLD OUT
November 10 | Nijmegen | Doornroosje | Holland
November 14 | Tokyo | Billboard Live | Japan
November 16 | Osaka | Billboard Live | Japan
November 22 | Oslo | Bla | Norway
November 23 | Stockholm | Debaser Strand | Sweden
November 28 | Hamburg | Gruenspan | Germany
November 29 | Berlin | Lido | Germany
December 1 | Munich | Ampere | Germany
December 2 | Vienna | Grelle Forelle | Austria