Is Chromeo’s New Album Sexist?

Montreal’s Chromeo have been working tirelessly on their latest project, their new album White Women, which came out yesterday – and some critics are wondering if the album’s title is only perpetuating the idea that the musicians are slightly sexist.

“I feel like people who view our visual language as objectifying are taking it too literally – because what we reference is not the concept of women, it’s an era and an atmosphere,” Dave Macklovitch said during a recent interview with The Canadian Press. “Our iconography… doesn’t refer to actual female legs to say that the legs are pretty when they’re skinny and you should chop them off and put a keyboard on top, because that would be really offensive even to us. It refers to a whole atmosphere: late ’70s, early ’80s, erotic, kind of soft rock.”

The electric funk duo, made up of Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, released their first studio album She’s in Control, in 2004. Since then they have put out a total of four albums, including their recent endeavour, which came out a few days ago in a pre-release in Ireland only.

Check out their website for more info on upcoming tour dates that are scheduled for the US and Europe.

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