Chams is self-releasing single ‘100 Francs’, with the track premiering via AQNB today, February 11. The record marks an enthusiastic turn in the Paris-based Abîme label head’s discography from the previously melancholic heard on Genome 6.66 Mbp and Astral Plane Recordings in 2019.
‘100 Francs’ opens with exuberantly, with twangy synthesizers blitzing the artist’s short-lived croons. As their lyrics begin to unfold, so does track’s pummeling rhythms. Trap-infused beats persist forcefully through the pop ballad, evoking a blend of sonic influences from Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, and early PC Music stalwarts, before resolving in an ephemeral ether of voices off in the distance.**