The bad news is that Gordon Koang’s anthem against
coronavirus—which seemed like it might soon be delegated to
“charming artifact of an era”—once again seems like a “song
about and for the moment we’re living in.” However, the good news
is that Gordon Koang just released the second digital A-side to
“Coronavirus.” Recorded in Melbourne, Australia in 2020 but
written way back in 1997, hear Koang’s “Disco” right here:
Trading in the other A-side’s English for rapidfire Neur, Koang recorded “Disco” with his cousin Paul and their new band comprising Zak Olsen, Jack Kong, Jesse Williams and David “Daff” Gravolin. I love a good tell-off to a disease, but I can't deny the visceral thrill of this propulsive tune—it's easy to see why it has been a live show highlight for so long.
The songs are available digitally now and can be preordered on 12-inch vinyl, which comes with “a pull-out poster from Gordon, encouraging listeners to stay positive during this difficult time,” from Music in Exile.