Everything Everything’s latest offering ‘Final Form’ is the fourth single to be taken from their Ivor Novello Award nominated debut album Man Alive.
The Manchester-based quartet wind their trademark punchy rhythms around fibers of dreamy vocals. At five and a half minutes long, you’ll have plenty of time to pick apart the layering on this track, from the big vocal, bass and drums to the subtle strings. Pitched above this, contracted, simple vocal breakdowns dilate to form frantic, catchy choruses.
The song writing on ‘Final Form’ is second to none, although the group’s super-smoothed exterior hides the complexity and intelligence that goes into their lyrics with lines like “I’m gonna renew my sinew until my cells divide no more.” Never the less, it feels like the vocals are on the periphery compared with the aeonian yet seemingly ever undulating melody that punctuates ‘Final Form’, picking you up and taking you on a synth-tinged rollercoaster ride.
This is a head-noddingly catchy piece of music that also manages to somehow feel refined- quite a feat for the Sound of 2010 nominees.
Edit- Congratulations to Everything Everything for receiving two Ivor Novello nominations yesterday! They are up for Best Album for ‘Man Alive’ and Best Song Musically & Lyrically for ‘My Kz Ur Bf’. The ceremony takes place on May 19th and we wish them the best of luck!
Rating: 4/5 Packed with synth, it’s not for the more traditional folkies amongst us who prefer a more guitar-based and quieter sound but it’s undoubtedly a great track taken from an impressive debut album. Spring has most definitely arrived.
Sounds Like: Egyptian Hip Hop, Delphic, Little Comets
‘Final Form’ and Man Alive are both available for download now from itunes.