Déjà Vu (Giorgio Moroder album)

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Déjà Vu
Giorgio Moroder - Déjà Vu.jpg
Studio album by Giorgio Moroder
Released 12 June 2015 (2015-06-12)
Genre
Length 42:08
Label RCA
Producer
Giorgio Moroder chronology
Forever Dancing
(1992)Forever Dancing1992
Déjà Vu
(2015)
Singles from Déjà Vu
  1. "74 Is the New 24"
    Released: 17 November 2014
  2. "Right Here, Right Now"
    Released: 20 January 2015
  3. "Déjà Vu"
    Released: 17 April 2015
  4. "Tom's Diner"
    Released: 9 October 2015

Déjà Vu is the fourteenth studio album by Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder, his first album, after a 23-years hiatus, since Forever Dancing (1992).[1] It was released on 12 June 2015, and features collaborations with: Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Kelis, Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes and Matthew Koma, among others.[2] On 20 January 2015, the collaboration with Kylie Minogue, "Right Here, Right Now", was officially released, along with a video teaser.[3]

Background[edit]

Moroder contributed to Daft Punk's 2013 studio album Random Access Memories, admitting that he had been a fan of their song "One More Time" before working with the group.[4] His voice and story is featured on the album's track "Giorgio by Moroder", on the track he states, "My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio."[5]

In summer 2013, Giorgio started to DJ, making his US debut at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York City,[6][7] he toured around the globe and playing his classics from the 70s and 80s but also new remixes.

In 2014, Giorgio Moroder reworked an old classic from the 60s called "Doo Bee Doo" (2014 version), which was used in the Volkswagen 2014 Super Bowl commercial entitled "Wings".[8][9]

In March 2014, singer Kelis announced a collaboration with Moroder on her Facebook-page,[10] the following month, Moroder released his official remix of Coldplay's "Midnight" from their album Ghost Stories.[11] He also announced that he will work with the French electro-pop producer Madeon,[12] and American singer Lana Del Rey.[13][14]

On 9 June 2014, Adult Swim released a new Hi-NRG Disco single by Moroder called "Giorgio's Theme".[15] Moroder also remixed Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's rendition of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love".[2]

In November 2014, it was announced that Déjà Vu featuring contributions from Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma, among others was being put together.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
AnyDecentMusic? 4.8/10[16]
Metacritic 54/100[17]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[18]
The A.V. Club B-[19]
Billboard 3.5/5 stars[20]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[21]
The Independent 2/5 stars[22]
The Observer 2/5 stars[21]
Pitchfork 2.5/10[23]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[24]
Spin 6/10[25]
The Telegraph 2/5 stars[26]

Déjà Vu received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 54 based on 25 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews".

Singles[edit]

"74 Is the New 24", an instrumental song, served as the album's lead single released on 11 November 2014.[27]

"Right Here, Right Now" featuring Kylie Minogue was released worldwide as the second single on 20 January and was accompanied by a music video on Moroder's Vevo channel.[28] The single was a success, managing to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and the Argentinian Singles Chart,[29] the song was also performed with Moroder on Minogue's Kiss Me Once Tour in Australia.[citation needed]

"Déjà Vu" featuring Sia served as the third single. It single was released worldwide on 17 April 2015 and was accompanied by a music video, also uploaded on Moroder's Vevo,[30] despite having limited success in Europe, the single was successful in the US, reaching number one on the Billboard Dance chart.[31]

"Tom's Diner" featuring Britney Spears was released as the fourth single on 9 October 2015.[32]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "4 U with Love" Giorgio Moroder Moroder 2:36
2. "Déjà Vu" (featuring Sia)
  • Moroder
  • Michael "Smidi" Smith[a]
3:20
3. "Diamonds" (featuring Charli XCX)
  • Moroder
  • Åhlund[a]
3:31
4. "Don't Let Go" (featuring Mikky Ekko) 4:29
5. "Right Here, Right Now" (featuring Kylie Minogue)
  • Moroder
  • Jordan-Patrikios
  • Karen Poole
  • David Etherington
  • Moroder
  • Roman Lüth
  • Jordan-Patrikios
3:30
6. "Tempted" (featuring Matthew Koma)
  • Moroder
  • Shockne
  • Jeeve
3:21
7. "74 Is the New 24" Moroder
  • Moroder
  • Lüth[a]
4:02
8. "Tom's Diner" (featuring Britney Spears) Suzanne Vega
3:32
9. "Wildstar" (featuring Foxes)
  • Shockne
  • Jeeve
3:47
10. "Back and Forth" (featuring Kelis)
Moroder 3:04
11. "I Do This for You" (featuring Marlene)
  • Moroder
  • Marlene Strand
  • Elof Loelv
  • Oskar Sikow
  • Victor Holmberg
  • Moroder
  • Sikow
3:23
12. "La Disco" Moroder Moroder 3:33
Total length: 42:08
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a vocal producer

Personnel[edit]

Performers
Technical

Charts[edit]