Tom: I have no bloody clue what’s going on in this music video.
Tom: Anyway, everyone’s favourite ginger female Noel Fielding lookalike is on form as ever. I’m not sure if she’s recognisable more from her voice, or from the inevitable harp that appears in the background of every track.
Tim: It’s the voice. Always the voice, that some people really like and other people hate, and other people, such as myself, find every so slightly grating when I’m not in the exact right mood.
Tom: That’s not a bad thing, though, because that chorus is just beautiful, with all the trademark Machine soaring…ness.
Tim: Soaring… ness?
Tom: Yeah, that adjective got away from me.
Tim: Ah, don’t worry. I got my pronouns mixed up earlier, so I think I can forgive you this once.
Tom: I’ve heard quite a few people say they don’t really “get” her musical style – and I can see why, for the same reasons that many folks (myself included) don’t “get” Kate Bush. But the track’s just so spectacular that I’ve got to at least appreciate it.
Tim: Hmm – any more spectacular than her other hits, though? She’s always had the big voice, backing instruments and everything else trying to make the songs sound epic, so this seems a bit more of a formula track. Decent formula, though.