!!!, ‘One Boy/One Girl’ [Listen]
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If you’ve been spinning ‘Slyd’ nonstop since the day in February when !!! first offered the tune to fans, do we have a treat for you. Check out ‘One Girl/One Boy,’ the new single from the band’s forthcoming album ‘THR!!!ER,’ which drops April 30.
For those of you new to !!! and confused by the weird collection of three exclamation points in a row, that’s the Brooklyn indie-funk collective whose named is correctly spoken by repeating three times any monosyllabic sound, with the phrase “Chk Chk Chk” being the most common pronunciation.
‘One Boy/One Girl’ features the soulful vocals of diva singer Sonia Moore, who is perhaps best known for her work in the ’90s with MC Hammer. “We knew she had sang with MC Hammer and [!!! bassist] Rafael [Cohen] kept singing the “hey hey” part from ‘Too Legit To Quit’ and we were wondering if that was who was really coming by,” reads a statement from the band about first hooking up with Moore. “That was basically the first thing we asked her and she said, ‘Hey, Hey. Yeah, that’s me.'”
Too legit, indeed.