April 28, 2010
HURTS: Dancing on the valentine
HURTS retains their mystique as traders in minimalist cool. I mean, the singer can barely look anyone in the eye or move a facial muscle. We're talking restraint to the point of psychosis. Rule Brittania!
I still don't know what to make of this song, their first official single for Sony. I hate the way he exclaims the line "Every minute more brings you closer to God!" for instance. In that little bit, the whole cover is blown and they seem like Slimane-clothed arrivistes.*
But the "Turn away, turn away, close your eyes, you can run away...." b-chorus is just gorgeous.
* Edit: This is an overstatment, but it sure sounds good.