What Is Right

Album: Brand New Machine (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was recorded with Chic songwriter and guitarist Nile Rodgers. The American producer also contributed to three tracks on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories album, including the single, "Get Lucky." Chase & Status' Will Kennard told The Sun: "He came up to us at a festival in Ibiza last year and was like, 'Look I love what you do, I'm Nile Rodgers, can we get in the studio? We were big fans and six months later we had two days in the studio with him."

    Kennard's Chase & Status partner, Saul Milton added: "We could have made 'Get Lucky' part two but it wouldn't have made sense for us to have a Chic disco tune on there. It wouldn't have fitted. We wanted to do something going back to Bristol (trip hop sound) and breaks."
  • The song features a crystal clear vocal from Manchester singer Abigail Wyles. "We signed her to our label after seeing a 27-second Youtube clip," Will Kennard told Q magazine.
  • Rodgers is a fan of Abigail Wyles's contribution. "She is awesome," he told The Sun. "Every now and then I run into people like that, pure of heart as artists. Her power of interpretation is immense."

    "We just worked on that one song and the way she wanted to delicately dance over certain parts with the artistic and pure."
  • Coincidentally, Wyles was reading Rodgers' autobiography while the Chic performer started work on the track with Chase & Status. When she told the duo how much she admired Rodgers, they decided to invite her to join the songwriting session.

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