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Wednesday
Apr172013

Portugal. The Man - "Purple Yellow Red and Blue"

Portugal The Man

After releasing the unforgiving (and near-perfect) "Evil Friends", the title track from their forthcoming seventh studio album, Portugal. the Man have chosen to let us have the mid tempo, sort of sing-a-long "Purple Yellow Red and Blue".

The majority of the song centers around a simple, yet potent percussion-driven presence, suffused with P.TM's semi-token psychedelic-leaning guitar riffs. The hook may not be as magnetic as the one heard on their previous single, but the substance-inspired "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" interjections end up reminding you of Kanye West's Daft Punk-sampling "Stronger", a market-tested coincidence that can only do them good. Maybe we have producer Danger Mouse to thank for that one.