Here’s another new track from Noah and the Whale, from next years album ‘Late Night On Earth’. This track begins with an unnerving loop that reappears throughout the track, a style they’ve explored in the past but never perfected. The story of a tearaway young girl never sounded so romantic, but through some deft use of imagery Charlie Fink leaves us resenting the town, not the girl.
Time can make more rubble out of dreams than anything,
In a quiet neighborhood where she’s living without wings,
There’s eyes behind the curtains and there’s ears below the floor,
Cracks inside the ceiling and there’s shadows at the door.
Arcade Fire may have tackled the same subject matter in more depth, but it’s still refreshing to find a young band on a major label aiming to summarise more complex issues than love. ‘Wild Thing’ lacks the sprightly sing-a-long nature of their other album taster, L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N, indicating they still aim to include some darker companions to their attempts at radio hits on their fothcoming LP. If they pull it off, it could be one of the albums of the year.