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"Talk to Me" is an electroclash song written by Peaches and her longtime collaborator and friend Gonzales, and produced by Soulwax. It is the first single from the album I Feel Cream. The song was released as part of a double A-side, along with the song "More".

"Talk to Me"
Peaches-Talk-to-Me.jpg
Single by Peaches
from the album I Feel Cream
ReleasedApril 27, 2009
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreElectroclash ("Talk to Me")
Electronica ("More")
Length3:05 (Talk to Me")
4:32 ("More")
LabelXL
Songwriter(s)Peaches, Gonzales
Producer(s)Soulwax
Peaches singles chronology
"Wild Thing (Peaches Remix)"
(2007)
"Talk to Me"
(2009)
"Lose You"
(2009)
Music video
"Talk to Me" on YouTube
"More" on YouTube

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

The song received mostly positive reviews from critics, praising Peaches' singing and versatility when compared to her previous work. Heather Phares of Allmusic wrote,"'Talk to Me' is a standout, with Soulwax providing an electro-soul backdrop for some of Peaches' most powerful singing."[1] Likewise, Matthew Perpetua of Pitchfork Media described the song as "one of the best songs of Peaches' career to date, has her confronting problems with a partner head-on without pulling any punches, and singing her heart out with the aggrieved intensity of Tina Turner.[2] Barry Walters of SPIN wrote that the song is "so tense and nasty it out-sexes her salacious rhymes elsewhere."[3] Conversely, Darren Carle of The Skinny gave the song 2 out of 5 stars, commenting, "'Talk To Me' is a plea to a partner to open up, where once she would have rather shoved her crotch in their face."[4]

Chart performanceEdit

"Talk to Me" became Peaches' first single to chart on the Austrian Singles Chart. It debuted and peaked at #51 before falling to #73 in its second week.[5]

Music videosEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Price James directed the music video for "Talk to Me". Filming took place at the George Tavern in Whitechapel.[6]

SynopsisEdit

In the music video for "Talk to Me," Peaches is seen in an abandoned house wearing an outfit made out of faux human hair. Throughout the video various women appear and dance while wearing outrageously large wigs of various colors and styles. Hair starts to grow from the walls, out of paintings and out from under doors. The hair moves on its own throughout the house as more and more accumulates. While the hair is growing, the women in wigs dance and cavort with Peaches.

The video for "More" starts off with Peaches on a bike made out of balloons. Then she goes around in a place filled with balloon people and bright lights while she is popping and groping them.

Release and receptionEdit

The music video for "Talk to Me" premiered on XL's YouTube channel on April 10, 2009.[7] That same day, it also premiered on Perez Hilton's website.[8] The video for "More" premiered on XL's YouTube channel on April 29, 2009.[9]

Kate Harper of Chart described "Talk to Me" as "Peaches' least raunchy video," that is "more scary than sexy."[10] Matthew Richardson of Prefix Magazine commented that "Peaches has always been preoccupied with hair symbolism, but her message was way clearer when said hair was coming from her crotch."[11]

Live performancesEdit

On October 26, 2009, Peaches appeared on the French television show Canal+ Album de la Semaine and performed "Talk to Me".[12][13]

On November 6, 2009, Peaches appeared on the Last Call with Carson Daly and performed "Talk to Me".[14]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Talk to Me" – 3:05
  2. "More" – 4:32

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[15] 51
French Singles Chart[15] 99

NominationsEdit

Year Category Genre Recording Result
UK Music Video Awards[16]
2009 Best Styling Music Video "Talk to Me" Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Phares, Heather (2009). I Feel Cream - Peaches Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  2. ^ Perpetua, Matthew (2009-05-06). Peaches - I Feel Cream Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  3. ^ Walters, Barry (2009-04-16). Peaches, 'I Feel Cream' (XL) SPIN. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  4. ^ Carle, Darren (2009-04-14). Peaches - Talk to Me The Skinny. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. ^ Peaches - Talk to Me Austrian Charts Online. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  6. ^ (2009-04-24). Peaches’ Talk To Me by Price James PromoNews. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  7. ^ (2009-04-10). Peaches - "Talk to Me" (official video) YouTube. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  8. ^ (2009-04-10). Peaches - Talk to Me perezhilton.com. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  9. ^ (2009-04-29). Peaches "More" YouTube. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  10. ^ Harper, Kate (2009-04-13). Watch New Peaches Video Chart. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  11. ^ Richardson, Matthew (2009-04-14). Peaches - Talk to Me (Video) Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  12. ^ "Album of the Week [in French]". Canal+. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  13. ^ "Talk to Me - CanalPlus [in French]". Canal+. Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  14. ^ (2010-01-01). TiVo Party Tonight: Peaches Magnet. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  15. ^ a b Peaches - Talk to Me French Charts Online. Retrieved 2010-05-01.
  16. ^ (2009-09-28). UK Music Video Awards 2009 – here are the nominations! PromoNews. Retrieved 2010-05-26.

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