If you have been paying close attention to my blog posts in recent weeks. You will have noticed that I have already mentioned the intriguing new artist project Daddy Squad. (but where?…) The music brains behind it are known to us (Clue: EQ Music Blog has written about them numerous times). You might be able to solve the puzzle by looking at the press photo above. But also because we never saw a lot of his face in his former role as one half of indie electro-pop duo Monarchy. You are forgiven for not having it worked out. Daddy Squad is the new solo venture of Andrew Armstrong.
I had my eyeballs all over the Daddy Squad social media platforms even before a press release dropped into my inbox. My eyes lit up at the bio shared on Spotify, where the project is described as “where nothing is sacred, everything is borrowed, and nothing is safe.” Sounded purely delicious to me. My excitement was already on the ascent. Yet was to go sky-high when the announcement came. The first official Daddy Squad single, “My Magic Number” is a collaboration with the glamonatrix, Dita Von Teese.
Andrew says of the track… “It started as an instrumental, but straight away, I could hear Dita’s voice on it, doing spoken word. I imagined it a mix of Grace Jones and Miss Kitten. The words and imagery just fell out. It’s surrealistic and colourful. Dita’s voice has the perfect purr for that.”
In truth, Andrew is not telling all about “My Magic Number“. It was pitched as being a camp, sexy and punchy Italo disco styled track. I was failed to be warned how it puts the listener into a hypnotic trance. Very robotic, hypnotic, mesmerising, if you know what I mean. Dita’s whispery seductive vocal has a lot to do with that. Also hella catchy and a complete earworm. I am one of those people for whom it takes me some considerable while to wake up properly in the morning. I know for sure, a quick blast of “My Magic Number” is the exact motivation to have my circuits fired up and ready to go.
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