Thursday, 7 April 2011

Single Review: The Wombats - Anti-D

Single: Anti-D
Artist: The Wombats
From the album This Modern Glitch

This is actually the third single taken from the Wombats' second album, after Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) and Jump Into The Fog, but it's the one that precedes the album after all its delays - four years since the debut album! The song itself is a much more mature-sounding one than anything off the first album or even this one (if the 90-second previews on the band's YouTube are anything to go by), with an unexpected strings section opening it up. It opens with the line "Please allow me to be your anti-depressant" - a line I never thought I'd hear opening a song. The lyrics as a whole feel like they've tried to cram a little too much into certain lines, but after a few listens that doesn't matter. At first it's hard to discern why this became a single, but by the 2-minute mark when the familiar Wombats 'ah-ah-ah's pop up, the song turns epic. It's maybe more of a grower than we're used to from this band, and it is very different to what we might expect from them - but once it hits home, it's kind of refreshing.


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