Published Dec 02, 2015This four-track EP emerges from a friendship that unexpectedly blossomed between Marcus Marr and Chet Faker online, after they exchanged compliments on Twitter. Conversations about production and gear ultimately evolved into an attempt at artistic collaboration in London.
Those familiar with Chet Faker's work have come to expect a certain understated aesthetic from the soulful musicians; on this release Faker sings like a man set free. Never before has he sounded so confident as a singer, as evidenced on "The Trouble With Us," where he sounds like a perfect blend of Sting, Justin Timberlake and Bon Iver. Marr's production is also top-notch, successfully creating dance tracks that are fun and engaging without ever feeling frivolous or vapid. Work is an ironic title for an EP that is this fun and entertaining from start to finish; hopefully, Marr and Faker choose to release a full-length sometime soon. (Detail Records/ Downtown Records)