‘I Didn’t Believe feat. Elizabeth Rose (Extended Version)’ by Flight Facilities
Alongside the irrepressibly cool LA duo Classixx, Sydney’s Flight Facilities have pretty much refined the appropriational balance inherent to all nu-disco: the very word implies revision, reconstitution, or amendment, and both acts seem to have opted for a satisfyingly even-handed approach to old and new sensibilities.
“All You’re Waiting For” and now “I Didn’t Believe” both forgo rhythmic and tuneful complication for precise pop comfort, and they mirror each other’s penchant for female-led hooks that stay simple and memorable. The new video for this Elizabeth Rose co-production also cops vibes and dance cues from vintage Soul Train clips, while the jangly guitar work is certainly riding the crest of a wave that Nile Rodgers’ reintroduction to the charts all but cemented. Especially in “I Didn’t Believe“‘s case, it’s simply old technique dressed up in modern frequencies. Rose on the other hand, singing with the wonderstruck wistfulness of her youth, breathlessly embodies the possibilities.