Tom: Last seen in most of the public’s mind performing “Black and Gold” several years ago. This is off the second album. And it’s already a contender for Worst Lyric of 2012.
Tom: “You had me fiending like a crackhead / I’ll squeeze you out just like a blackhead.” Now there’s a lyric which takes you out of a song if ever there was one.
Tim: That is pretty awful. Also, they spelt “carefree” as two words, which is wrong. WRONG. And “been tryin’a wipe” is an interesting use of an apostrophe/contraction. But you’re right,. the whole blackhead thing steals it.
Tom: It seems mostly by-the-numbers, but here’s an odd statement to make: that’s not the percussion I was expecting. Everything else about it seems to be mostly by-the-numbers, but it’s not the four-on-the-floor I saw coming.
Tim: Perhaps not, but I think it works well enough. All seems to fit with the mood they’ve got going on in that video, really.
Tom: Other than that: well, it’s listenable enough, I suppose?
Tim: More so than Black and Gold was, certainly.