207: Black Muse

HITnRUN Phase Two (2015)
This masterclass in retro kitsch has a baseline so cocky it makes you feel you can walk through walls. Imagine a Bob James and the New Birth penned theme tune for a cop show starring Burt Reynolds as the renegade who doesn’t play by the book, and Pam Grier playing the hooker with a heart of gold. As the song drifts towards the “1000 light years from here” hook the air gets thinner and you’d be forgiven for believing you momentarily passed out from altitude sickness and woken up during a different song (that’s because it initially was). Here, the bassline has long stopped holding your hand and you’re spiralling towards a valium cloud of nostalgic bliss. A new day is dawning and it’s called 1978.