The Canadian electro-funk duo comprised of Dave 1 and P-Thugg shared the parody record on Instagram yesterday (April 3), writing: “Hope this cheers you up a bit. Our first quaran-jam…we call this one Clorox Wipe.”
“If I could reincarnate, tonight/ I would be a Clorox wipe/ Cos’ I know in this climate, you might/ Finally want me in your life,” Dave 1 sings as the track begins.
After the hook, the track continues: “I would have a purpose, I’ll be at your service/ Let me wipe your surface, ’cause that don’t make me nervous/ I’ll be so effective, you won’t be affected/ I’m not trying to be your man, I’m just your disinfectant.”
Watch Chromeo perform the track below:
The rapper, who has also starred in movies such as Save the Last Dance, Sunset Parkand Clockers, takes out his frustrations relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak out on the Snowgoons-produced record.
Speaking to the BBC about the song, he explained: “I knew that if I’d done this in the right way, it would grab people’s attention… especially my generation.”
The songs lyrics cover a multitude of issues affected by the outbreak, including the postponement of the Premier League season, alternatives to handshakes like using feet, The Simpsons references, and flashes of humour: “Sneeze, but don’t get snot on me/ that might lead to quarantine.”