Tim: Here, a song about ‘the pressure young people are exposed to on a daily basis through everyday life as well as social media’.
Tom: Not about Dr Frankenstein, then.
Tim: Basically: sod your appearance, look how you want.
Tim: And oh, boy, did that chorus take me by surprise.
Tom: You’re not wrong. “Body parts” are really strange words to sing in such an uplifting tone but somehow it works.
Tim: Up until then, fairly standard track, albeit with the peculiar addition of a Greenwich Time Signal.
Tom: I think that might be intended as a heartbeat on a monitor? But yes, it’s an odd one. Fortunately it doesn’t stick around, and that’s down to the excellent production: the track steadily evolves over time, but it all works as a cohesive whole.
Tim: And sure, the pre-chorus comes along lifting things up a bit, but then ‘salvation’ arrives, and the first ‘body parts’, and suddenly there’s a lot of power there turning a good track into a great track, with a sing-along chorus to rival any of Rachel Platten’s and some of Demi Lovato’s.
Tom: Also good: the middle eight, the vocoder work, the final chorus, and the coda at the end. This is one of the best tracks we’ve covered in a while, I reckon.
Tim: High company and high praise, but well deserved.