Tim: Earlier this year Swedish House Mafia announced they would be splitting up. It’s no great surprise, especially since Axwell and Avicii have both been coming out with some great stuff of their own recently, and the other one may have been as well, although I can’t think who it is right now.
Tom: The “DJ Yella” of the group, then.
Tim: But they’re officially going their own ways as of now, with this being their final farewell.
Tim: And I really, really wish I could get more excited about it. Because there just doesn’t seem to be…enough, really.
Tom: Hang on. Ignoring Pete Tong’s branding dumped all over this video like a child let loose in the National Gallery with some crayons… what’s wrong? There’s a great vocal there, a brilliant melody, even the standard euphoric build you find in everything that might get played in a dance club since the mid-90s – and it builds into a brilliant dance track. What’s it missing?
Tim: Oh, you’re right, the vocal work is excellent, and unusually emotive for a straight dance track, and the main melody itself is fantastic. But my main issue is that there isn’t enough going on under the vocal, when it’s there.
Tom: Too much slow arms-waving-in-the-air, not enough bouncing-up-and-down? Admittedly, acoustic guitar breaks aren’t common in mainstream dance tracks.
Tim: The gentle piano melody might just keep me on the dance floor, but I think the quiet bits and the gentle build are just too lengthy to get me dancing throughout. And that annoys me, because I really want to dance to that fantastic melody.
Tom: There are going to be enough remixes of this, and enough competent DJs matching it with other tracks. Believe me, you’ll be able to dance to it.
Tim: Oh, I should think so. Bloody hope so, anyway.