“LABOUR OF LOVE” EP – HOMAGE RECORD
Chevals’ Labour of Love EP is a collaboration between French producer Valentin Orrit and Brooklyn based label, HOMAGE. It is an attempt to purvey a greater cultural message that pays tribute to those who work fruitlessly to support their freedoms, their families, and their passions.
The record’s A-side is dedicated to love, arguably the most used theme in music. “See You When I Git My Heart Broken” is a mashup of two unforgettable soul classics while “Please Don’t” is a groovy flute-driven serenade leaning toward instrumental funk epic-ness. These songs are an embodiment of the love for the goals one works towards, the passion one has to survive, and the fight for one’s personal and communal freedoms.
The record’s B-side is representative of proletariat fight songs, songs written to express opposition to brutal, unforgiving capitalist landscapes that ignore the working class. “Tres Racas” is a Latin house anthem for Brazilian slaves and “Big Man” builds a direct bridge between Fela Kuti’s struggles and the plight of United States’ immigrants. Both world groovers evoke a beautiful sense of sonic euphoria. Organic percussion, soaring vocals, and heavy bass lines are all at work here to bring bodies together.
Chevals’ first full length EP is a loving tribute to humanity and to the four things that make us one…love, work, music, and dance. All four songs are guaranteed party starters and should be enjoyed as loudly as humanly possible. Labour of Love EP will be released on vinyl in October, and digitally some months thereafter. It is sure to be available at your favorite vinyl retailers so don’t sleep, this one’s sure to sell out.