Tom: It’s taken me a few days to send this to you, Tim, because for several days I just… well, I saw it, but never clicked on the link. Because it’s a new Take That song. There are only three of them now. Surely it’s just the last dregs now, hanging on?
Tim: Well that’s not a sound I expected.
Tom: Let’s get this out of the way first: Howard Donald looks increasingly like Brian from Spaced.
Tim: There, I will not disagree with you.
Tom: As for the music, though: that’s a promising introduction, rapidly killed by the first verse. It’s like they got M83 in just for one particular sample, and then decided to just chuck some lacklustre lyrics over the top of it.
Tim: I wouldn’t go with just that one part – you mention M83, and in fact the whole thing seems to be kind of like Shot At The Night, as far as in comparison to the normal output.
Tom: Which seems to be the pattern here: there’s a heck of a lot of good stuff, along with some questionable counterpoints that seem to kill the mood.
Tim: I don’t know, I’d say it’s just about kept afloat, and I think it works. I’ll take this.
Tom: It’s no “Shine”, but then it’s rare that anything is.