June 9: Milky Chance’s ‘Living In A Haze’ ft. Fatoumata Diawara, Charlotte Cardin



On June 9, Milky Chance will share Living In A Haze, an “effortlessly cool” (Acid Stag) new album finds the billions-streaming German duo obliterating any notion of genre.

On Haze, Milky Chance thrive on writing the tightest, most groove-forward alt-pop songs imaginable — and then going back and distorting each sound into its wildest iteration. Featuring guest appearances from Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara (on the humid Afrobeat-meets-reggae track “Flicker In The Dark”) and Canadian singer Charlotte Cardin (the baroque garage shuffle “History Of Yesterday”), it’s Milky Chance at their best: Sophisticated and adventurous compositions imbued with introspective themes and executed with an exuberant, childlike creativity.



The new album’s lead single “Living In A Haze” — a tight, post-Strokes haymaker — is fast rising up the Alternative radio charts, and has helped propel the band into Spotify’s Top 500 Highest-Streaming Artists. It joins “Colorado” and “Synchronize” as the third radio and streaming smash from the album.


Throughout Haze, Milky Chance effortlessly blends elements of New Wave, 80s synth-pop, and reggae with contemporary club sounds, afrobeat, and deep house, resulting in a unrelenting and thoroughly irresistible summer sound. Its sonic breadth is remarkable: “Golden” is a dusky and wistful production that was hailed as “a honey-glazed ray of sun” (Indie Shuffle), while the delicately unfolding album closer “Frequency of Love” shows a softer side to Milky Chance, singing with raw emotion as they weave in and out of alluring sub-bass textures and vocoder choirs.

The achievements of Milky Chance are truly remarkable. Their breakthrough hit “Stolen Dance” just entered the exclusive 1 billion stream club on Spotify and they’ve played Coachella, Lollapalooza, and top venues worldwide. They’ve had some legit US radio hits, including 5 Top 20 Alternative Hits (including a #1 for “Stolen Dance), 4 Triple A Top 10s (including #1’s for “Stolen Dance” and 2020’s “Don’t Let Me Down” and #2 for 2022’s “Colorado”).  

This summer, the duo is on their biggest-ever North American tour, weaving their way across 48 different US and Canadian cities with Young The Giant and 66 cities in total.


Photo Credit: Anthony Molina




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