SINGLE REVIEW: Peking Duk feat. Alisa Xayalith – Move

Peking Duk are known to be Australia’s professional party starters. And no, they aren’t clowns or Elvis impersonators, instead this production duo just know how to deliver killer songs full of energy and heart, as well as a fiery live show that brings that energy alive onto the stage.

Following a gruelling touring schedule which sees them never in one place for too long, they have dropped their new single ‘Move’ which hears them going towards a dreamier sonical palette. 

Teaming up with The Naked And Famous lead singer Alisa Xayalith, they’ve created a track which feels quite different to everything else they’ve released. It’s not as bouncy as ‘Sugar’, as anthemic as ‘High’ or as commanding as ‘Fire’, and instead is definitely in it’s very own lane. 

Exploring the flirtatious hook up culture, they confess that they are nervous to make the next move and show someone that they are interested in getting to know them because of the fear of being shut down. 

“We’re not getting any younger baby. I don’t want to spend my whole life waiting. We could keep talking or we could get naked. So don’t you waste it, it’s your move just make it”. 

But that flirtatious side of the lyrics isn’t shown through the production. Instead of playing up to the cheeky storyline, they water down the production with a dreamy and cinematic vision. The prominent synths during the chorus are the boldest thing about this song and gives a surge of energy to this otherwise forgettable track. 

But in saying that, it is refreshing to hear Peking Duk switching things up and trying to experiment with their palette. Sadly it just didn’t totally work for this one.