Ever the definition of groove and funk, Connie Danger returned on Friday, October 7th with single “Daddy’s Gotta Funk” and an accompanying music video.
What do you make of an encounter with death? Obviously, a sexy retro future extravaganza. In “Daddy’s Gotta Funk,” Connie takes on the character of an ex-disco king past his prime as he makes the choice between giving in and ending it all or continuing to do what he was born to do (hit the dance floor).
The song’s retro-future pop beat and hypnotizing “Ooh, Daddy Daddy” are the perfect backdrop as you indulge in the dancer’s thinly-veiled dread. And the VHS-style video experience. — conceptualized and edited by Connie from his bedroom — has it all: disco balls, pink mimes, and a fever in the hips, all in outer space.
As the track reaches its epic bridge, the viewer’s sympathy for the bygone character also reaches its peak. “They look at me like my time is up,” Connie laments, “Oh, like I’m past the point of being loved.” But in the end, the indomitable need to dance wins out, and Daddy lives to see another day: “When that Grim Reaper guts me / he’ll do it with my pelvis still thrusting / and thrusting.” There’s no better way to celebrate this final victory than with an epic sax solo.
Connie Danger undoubtedly has more self-produced and self-directed disco pop bangers up his sleeve, and we can’t wait to see what he does next. You can watch the music video for “Daddy’s Gotta Funk” below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of Connie Danger’s discography.
Emma Downes is a recent graduate of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where she studied English and Communication. As a lifelong writer and music lover, she is happy to be incorporating both into her work for Alchemical Records. When she’s not writing, she enjoys getting to know the DMV entertainment scene, drawing, and spending time with her four siblings.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.