"Our Time Our Place" came out mid last month as a taster for this, much anticipated third artist album from Phonique. As sophisticated and melodic as the single was, it could have never have hinted at the diversity and musicianship that awaited us in the album proper. Kissing Strangers is a diverse record that draws influence and inspiration from seemingly everywhere. Most of the tracks also feature guest appearances including production work from Gui Boratto, H.O.S.H. Pupkulies & Rebecca, Abyss and Kiloo whilst vocal additions were made by Ian Whitelaw, Berlin-based soul singer Georg Levin, Nadesdha and Louie Austen whose rat pack styled vocals add a vintage shine to "Endless Love". Other highlights include the inimitable cabaret-jazz strut of "A Change Receives the Blessing" and the driving club collaboration with Boratto, "Blindfolded".
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