Tim: Otto, the guy who had that “eh-eh-eh-eh-eh oh-oh-oh-oh-oh” hit Million Voices a few years back; Lindsey, a violinist who had that dubstep thing going on for a while; Alex, a guy who according to Google is a Burmese civil rights campaigner so that’s probably a different one.
Tom: Well, that was a heck of a paragraph. Still sort of hoping he’s the civil rights campaigner.
Tim: You, though, a self-confessed “sucker for a string section,” so have a listen.
Tim: And that there would be a fairly enjoyable pop track if it wasn’t for the excellent idea of having all that violining on there; as it is, though, it has all that violining on there, so it’s a really enjoyable pop track.
Tom: That’s a good-sounding introduction — it’s rare for me to immediately sit up and pay attention in the first verse. I think that the pre-chorus — or, maybe the vocal chorus? I don’t know what you call it with a structure like this — is actually the weakest point.
Tim: Hmm, perhaps – I’d say it doesn’t help that the song is clearly keen to get to that post-chorus that it’s not so bothered about what happens first; hell, the verses are better, vocal-wise. And speaking of vocals, Alex, it turns out, is a very competent vocalist; Otto has also shown previously that he knows what he’s doing on the production side of things – basically, we’ve got a load of people who are good at what they do, all working together to make an almost entirely very good song. Nice work.