Cory Wong teamed up with Chromeo for a collaborative single off the guitarist’s forthcoming album, Power Station. Out on April 29th via Roundwound Media, the new album hears the prolific Vulfpeck guitarist welcome an array of guest musicians alongside his Wongnotes backing band.
From the track’s opening palm-muted notes, “J.A.M.” is instantly recognizable as Cory Wong. The six-piece horn section of the Wongnotes provides some added punch to the guitarist/producer/variety show host’s modern funk sound, before David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel (a.k.a. P-Thugg) of Chromeo introduce their trademark funk-pop flourishes. Between Macklovitch’s silky-smooth vocal delivery and Gemayel’s talkbox and MIDI keyboard combo, the Chromeo sound slides in as a perfect complement to Wong’s aerobic formula.
Wong is heralding the arrival of Power Station with the second season of his internet variety show, Cory and the Wongnotes. “J.A.M. (Just A Minute)” originally debuted in the second episode of season two, available now on YouTube. The show takes on a hybrid format of original sketch comedy, musical performances, long-form interviews, and more. This season’s guests include Billy Strings, Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck, Lindsay Ell, Mark Lettieri, Sierra Hull, Larry Carlton, Joey Dosik, and Nate Smith, many of whom appear on Power Station.
Watch the new live video for the Cory Wong and Chromeo collaboration “J.A.M. (Just A Minute)”. Scroll down for the full Power Station tracklist and click here to pre-order on 12″ double black vinyl.
Cory Wong, Chromeo – “J.A.M. (Just A Minute)”
Power Station Tracklist:
Crisis (feat. Big Wild)
J. A. M. [Just a Minute] (feat. Chromeo)
First Avenue (feat. Joey Dosik)
Every Time I Look at You (feat. Lindsay Ell)
Concrete (feat. Mark Lettieri)
Direct Flyte (feat. Victor Wooten)
Here to Stay (feat. Larry Carlton)
News To Me (feat. Nate Smith)
Road Trip (feat. Billy Strings)
Over the Mountain (feat. Sierra Hull)
Line and Lure (feat. Béla Fleck)
Pebbles (feat. Béla Fleck)