mp3: Mirage - "Let's Kiss" from After Dark II


I approached this song with some trepidation after GvsBlabelled this one a "glorious 9+ minute vocoder jam," because I don't think I'll ever consciously choose to listen to a vocorder for any amount of time longer than a few minutes. Fortunately this one lives up to its adjective, and the song flies by. This one's from Italians Do It Better's long awaited After Dark II compilation, which will finally be released this Friday!

“Let’s Kiss” was written the same week as “Under Your Spell” in November 2008. After a bizarre & beautiful twist of fate, I walked into a remote bar in Montreal where I met the love of my life. The next morning… Ida & I had to leave. We flew to France for a handful of sweaty club shows. On the train out of Paris, I realized my whole world had been permanently turned upside down. The rain was crashing against the windows… & I decided I wanted to make a record that felt like that moment frozen in time… “For Ever Ever”. That’s when After Dark 2 was born. The last five years have been a blur of art & parties. This record represents the people we’ve connected with along the way…in Moscow, in Mexico, in Barcelona, in London, in Portland, in Montreal, in Melbourne, in Houston, in Berlin, in Beijing, in Los Angeles, in Dublin, in Athens… I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you. In 20 minutes, Ida & I get on a plane to Warsaw for our first tour overseas with Chromatics. Even though she is on crutches thanks to a brutal Roller Derby pile up on Sunday… we can’t wait to see all of you again… it’s been way too long. After Dark 2 is out this Friday.
It’s 78 minutes & 16 seconds.

See you on the train!
Johnny Jewel”