Tom: In For The Kill is more than ten years old now.
Tim: Huh – I’m fairly sure you’re saying that as a “God, that’s a long time”, but I think I’d actually have placed it as older than that. But anyway, she’s still on!
Tom: Possibly controversial opinion: this is a song that perpetually feels like it’s about to go somewhere, and then doesn’t.
Tim: Controversial maybe, but I won’t disagree with you. On the other hand, In For The Kill, and much of their other stuff, never really went in for Big Banging Numbers, and I think this is the same. Maybe you’re expecting too much?
Tom: It is absolutely full of promise. The production is incredible, the vocals are great, and the whole track sounds suitably modern and retro at the same time. It’s even got a repeat-until-fade!
Tim: Indeed, because everything it wants to do is right there.
Tom: It’s just that the chorus sounds like a verse to me: perhaps because there’s not much differentiation between the two.
Tom: You remember ‘In For The Kill‘, right? Gorgeous, soaring vocals; brilliant danceable beat; and a brilliant remix where the beat doesn’t actually drop until four minutes in. What more could this possibly need?
Tim: I would guess, but I’m fairly sure you’re going to tell me. Or perhaps this is a trap.
Tom: If you answered ‘Kanye West’, then you’re so, so wrong.
Tom: Did he actually ask to do this? Or did he just turn up during a recording session, steal the microphone, and start babbling into it? This isn’t just a cover version – the whole original song’s been rerecorded.
Werewolves? Vampires? What’s he blithering about? For the whole time he’s rapping, all I can think is get back to the original track.
Tim: Well, you know, vampires and werewolves kill things, so going in for the kill works, maybe. Mind you, by that logic someone should make a song about Harold Shipman.