I think it’s a sign of maturity when you can finally sit down for your regular screening of Stop Making Sense and not only tolerate but look forward to Tom Tom Club’s performance of “Genius of Love” near the film’s end. Oppositional in tone to the earnest antics of David Byrne and Talking Heads, the interlude is irreverently fun—Tina Weymouth, singing about having fun, proving a much looser frontperson than Byrne, and Chris Frantz making his presence a little more known with his baffling hype-man interjections.
This is the exact energy P.E. bring to the end of their forthcoming debut LP Person with the track “Pink Shiver,” which borrows more than just the beginning of a lyrical hook from “Genius.” Following the first two glitchy cuts shared from the album, “Shiver” is a dance-friendly catharsis fueled by a bass-heavy beat and a rogue saxophone. Singing about “dumb passion,” Veronica Torres commands the track with a vocal performance that nearly equates to Tina’s galloping stage presence.
“‘Pink Shiver’ is P.E.’s take on the summer jam: fun, dumb, flirty, and coy,” the band shares. “Recorded in the height of hilarity, this groove became the place where we would go to goof off. “Pink Shiver” is a celebration of sexuality, exploration, and the sometimes funny, sometimes perfectly sloppy expression of love and lust. It’s the capital F version of sex: Fun!”
Person drops March 6 via Wharf Cat. Pre-order it here. Stream the track below, along with newly announced North American dates with Pottery.