Dawit Eklund already has some solid credentials to his name, co-founding the independent record company 1432 R, based out of Washington DC. But Lies are Chic is a piece from Eklund’s creative side rather than his business side.
Lies are Chic is a beat-fuelled electronica number. There’s so much going on that you can’t help but get a little lost in the track. The track bounces, waves and slides, almost daring you to dance, but not making it easy for you. Computerised counterpoints come and go, making sure the track never gets too comfortable in its rhythm.
While the track perhaps outstays its welcome by a minute or so, it never falls into the realm of boring. Chic, indeed.