This post was originally published in November 2018.
With Chills, Mickey Valen puts a beat to the good time and gives us a direct hit of sexuality and self-affirmation. That kick drum feels like a heart exploding, the song has groove and some loaded partner politics - today we are calling the shots straight:
“Tell me I’m right
I’m shifting your tide
let’s not be foolish
you shouldn’t lose this
baby you’re mine”— Mickey Valen
The melody works with the pocket, and the understated vocal performance of Joey Myron is pure gold. The chemistry between the synth hook and the vocal, the machine voice, the blurring of the lines between the two: it’s subtle, and it creates a sense of otherworld; a feeling that anything is possible.
Mickey Valen is an LA-based producer and songwriter. This track is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist and showcases the vocals of Joey Myron.