We’re informed by their trusty publicists that the face behind the cover image of the new Thanks single ‘Your Man’ is indeed its guest vocalist, Sam Sparro.
The track, which has just premiered, is a result of a collaboration with the Danish superduo (and former members of Alphabeat) and the Antipodean favourite.
We’re told that the guys have all been friends since the days they were both living in Ol’ Blighty and topping the charts together with their respective smash hits ‘Fascination’ and ‘Black & Gold’, but they’ve never before collaborated.
“We’ve always been big fans of Sam and have been dreaming to work with him on a Thanks track,” Thanks explain. “We love a lot of the same music; Prince, disco, funk, french house… and it’s super exciting for us to be able to put out this track together.”
The love is more than mutual.
“I knew the guys from the Alphabeat days and heard they were working on a new project. They sent me something they were working on – it was (Thanks’ previous single) ‘Livin’ My Life’ and I absolutely loved it – I even snuck the demo in to some DJ sets before it came out officially. We had a blast writing ‘Your Man’; it was just really infectious and uplifting. I think the song should go on a lot of playlists from guys who are trying to win over a new guy or girl. I think it will work.”
Naturally, the soulful vocal of Sam Sparro lends itself spectacularly to Thanks’ bright, shiny pop.