Having made it through the Decade of Irony–aka the 2000s–it’s nice to return to a place where music is made and genres are mined not for some tongue-in-cheek humor, but because the person behind it is really, really excited about what they’re doing.
Take Renny Wilson: The Edmonton, Alberta musician rocks double-denim, plays nu-soft disco jams, and poses topless–’70s Playgirl-style–in his press photos (OK, that last one might be a little bit ironic).
It’s the sort of thing that could come off as really sarcastic, but listen to enough of his tracks and you’ll realize that Wilson just wants to start a dance party, and the best way to do that is definitely by melding Hall & Oates with Donna Summer. His new album, Sugarglider (out January 22 on Mint Records), definitely does that–but to tide you over through the weekend, we’ve got the exclusive premiere and download of “Nobody.” Get out of your 2000s mentality and prepare for some very un-ironic boogieing. –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS