Music has long been attested as a coping mechanism for all strains of anxiety, healing the wounded and the scarred. Irish duo Le Boom know this better than most. Teaming up with fellow Irish alt-pop powerhouse Æ MAK, they deliver a visually uplifting dance number for their compelling collaborative single "Dancing Bug".
Inspired by a friend who used dancing as a way to curb anxiety, "Dancing Bug" is a healing electro pop masterpiece. Unassuming and modest, it offers up a reprise from the overbearing production found in its modern-day counterparts. Le Boom bring to life the energy of their live performances, much like their previously released tracks, with 80's-inspired synths and bubbly percussions. Jointly, Æ MAK's Aoife McCann lifts the production up with her raw vocal prowess, wrapping us up in her cocoon of soothing hooks. When speaking about the track, McCann notes that "[it's] about falling into your bedroom after a bad day and dancing like fire to your favourite song; to escape the stuff you just had to deal with." It's only fitting that the visuals for "Dancing Bug" would include these two talented groups dancing across the streets of Stoneybatter, Dublin City in a bewitching choreographed number, lifting each other's spirits (and ours) with every move.
"Dancing Bug" is the latest single to be released off of Le Boom's debut EP, All Of My Highs, dropping on May 3rd. And if these releases have been any indication, we can expect the same unparalleled energy and inimitable soul in their live performances to be applied to their studio sessions. And we can't wait to hear them. You can still purchase tickets for their summer UK/Ireland tour right here.