French electro duo Polo & Pan today release their new single ‘Feel Good’, via Hamburger Records/Ekleroshock/Caroline International. The single is lifted from the band’s forthcoming new EP release, ‘Feel Good’, which is due for release on July 3, 2020. The EP is the hotly-anticipated follow up to Paul Armand-Delille and Alexandre Grynszpan’s wildly successful 2017 debut album ‘Caravelle’ – certified Gold in France and Platinum world-wide – alongside streaming figures in excess of 200 million and counting. A sold-out international tour saw the pair make their Coachella debut and sell out huge rooms including London’s Printworks. Today’s release follows close on the tail of Polo & Pan’s recent ‘Home Sweet Home’ mixtape, which has already clocked over half a million streams since release last month. ‘Feel Good’ is now available to stream across all platforms from here.
The globe-spinning adventures of Polo & Pan were sparked into life when producers Armand-Delille and Grynszpan met back in 2012 on the mirrored dance-floor of era-defining, hedonistic (and now sadly shuttered) Paris nightspot Le Baron, where both were at the time resident DJs. Assuming a new soubriquet morphing their previous DJ aliases Polocorp and Peter Pan into one, Polo & Pan embarked onto a turbo-charged path to success over the course of their three EPs and debut album issued to date.
Summoning the promise of summer with pitch-perfect French Touch instincts, the ‘Feel Good’ EP fizzes with the uncomplicated spirit of playfulness with which it was pieced together. The title track is Polo & Pan’s self-confessed “Celebration of optimism”, blowing in on a warm breeze of insouciance and lazy handclaps. A rare segue into English lyrics – alongside EP closer ‘Peter Pan’ (following the near entirely Francophone ‘Caravelle’) – the single is informed by a love for the sounds coming out of America’s West Coast in the 70s, losing none of their Gallic charm in the process.
Artfully assimilating snippets of everything from bossa nova to Moroder-esque disco, crate-diggers Polo & Pan draw inspiration from bedfellows as unlikely as The Wizard of Oz and Italian Standards from the 1930, to the repertoire of French film composer Vladimir Cosma, 90s Disney classics and 70s Nepalese psych rock, all finessed with pitch-perfect French Touch instincts.
You suspect there’s worse you could do than follow the playful imperative that Polo & Pan’s latest release comes bearing, and simply ‘Feel Good’….