New Politics Perform ‘Harlem’ on Jimmy Fallon Live

New Politics Perform ‘Harlem’ on Jimmy Fallon Live

The Danish trio known as New Politics, moved to America three years ago to make it big in music, and this week it looks like everyone is taking notice. If you’ve recently turned on the pop or alternative radio channel and heard the upbeat pop song “Harlem” and thought it was new, you’re probably not alone. The mainstream public is just now catching a listen to the single, released way back in January of this year, thanks to an increase in airplay and recent television appearances. In fact, last night (Sept. 6th) the band played live on Jimmy Fallon and the iHeart Radio Theater the night before.

New Politics Bad Girl In Harlem Cover

Sometimes it just takes time for everyone to catch on. The single which was released January 22nd, has spent 30 weeks on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, climbing all the way up to the #4 spot, before making the turn to its present position at #8.  It’s possible with all this increase in radio play and TV exposure, we could see it rise again. Lorde, who hit #1 on the same chart last week (first female in 17 years) with her song “Royals”, has been climbing for 12 weeks and by everyone’s reaction you’d think she just showed up.

You can’t help but take notice when “Harlem” get’s going, with it’s pounding tribal style drumbeat and David Boyd singing it’s clever hook “Shake it like a bad girl up in Harlem“.  The addition of background sounds that give you the impression their performing this amongst friends on a city block, just adds to the fresh, fun feeling the track delivers. Now that it’s hit Fallon, you can expect to be hearing a lot more from New Politics.
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The single “Harlem” is from the bands sophomore album A Bad Girl In Harlem and is available on iTunes. Below you can stream the entire record via the SoundCloud player. Check out the first track “Tonight You’re Perfect”, it’s sure to be a hit as well. Enjoy Today’s Song for September 7th by New Politics – “Harlem”.

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