‘The journey continues’: Calvin Harris renews ‘Funk Wav Bounces’ with ‘Potion’ featuring Dua Lipa, Young Thug

“Sprinkled with a little bit of sex appeal,” Funk Wav Bounces is back. And it is, indeed, “a moment.”The latter part of that first sentence is one that Calvin Harris listeners have waited to read for a long time—nearly five full years, to be exact. But after Harris dispensed Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 in June of 2017, Funk Wav went static, taking a backseat to unrelated but blockbuster singles like “One Kiss” (also with Dua Lipa) and “Giant,” with Rag’n’Bone Man. The birth of Love Regenerator signaled a new era of sonic experimentation for Adam Wiles, though it left Funk Wav‘s plot development unclear. Would that narrative advance? No one knew, until early March, when Harris’ sudden and unexpected confirmation that a secondary swell of Funk Wav sound would soon be mounting. On April 20, a brightly hued billboard—”Calvin Harris Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2″—laid the blueprint for what was, what is, and what will inevitably be a summer soundtracked by Funk Wav‘s viscous, feature-indulgent, and generally slick grooves.On “Potions,” Harris takes the first step toward Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 with Dua Lipa’s inimitable mezzo-soprano and Young Thug’s flair. Overall, it feels a seamless continuation of the Funk Wav sound; Harris doesn’t reinvent the wheel on the ’70s-inflected single, and it can be argued that he didn’t need to, anyway. Rather, the Grammy Award-winner can be heard extending the vibe of Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which previously hosted Young Thug on track number three, “Heatstroke.” Temperatures can be expected to soon peak, and the same is true of “Potions’” position on the charts; if anything is for sure, summer 2022 is going to be a hot one, but Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 will be even hotter. Tags: , , , ,
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