The original "Serious Heat," for example, combines a wonky set of pastel melodies like a dozy deflation of a synth in the background, an off-the-beat, elephantine bass riff, a tongue-in-cheek falsetto vocal loop and gentle, chordy whomping later on. There's muted trumpets too. "Walkin (Next to Me)" is slightly more serious, more suitable for shiny bars where the dress is classy and the cocktails expensive. It's still wholeheartedly chilled, though; the keyboard riff that plays over the smooth, liquid bass sounds a bit like it's made by a child hitting notes at random.
After Art Department's moody debut "Without You" earlier this year was rightly adored, many will be looking forward to hearing what they've done here, and they probably won't be disappointed. Ethereal and deep azure, it sits halfway between a cool late-night club groove and a deep, astral beach experience—or maybe firmly in both—with more trumpets, a soloing organ and a masterful floppy bass that lollops serenely but proudly. Shaun Reeves' remix is nice, but not as inspired as the rest of what's here: It's a bit off-key but bland in comparison. The vocal is straightforwardly repeated through the second half without much fuss. Overall though, this single is good evidence for the argument that music can be both chic and skilled.