Review: Everything Everything – ‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread’

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Despite the annoyingly long title it’s a catchy track that’s perfect for the summer.

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Everything Everything are most well known for their immensely popular single ‘Cough Cough’, released in the summer of 2012. Following Arc they released their second album in early 2013 which did extremely well, debuting at number five in the UK album charts. Their newest album Get To Heaven on which ‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread’ features, was released in late June of this year, and managed to scrape a position in the top ten of the UK album charts – at number seven. The four-piece have a very dynamic, and ultimately electronic sound, and they do not fail to impress with their latest single (despite the annoyingly and unnecessarily long title).

Upon my second listen I had already picked up the majority of the lyrics to ‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread’. Clearly this song is simplistic in terms of lyrics and melody, yet despite this it’s catchy and is an upbeat summery single. The lyric “I don’t want to get older” seems to fill the track with a slightly deeper undertone and meaning, however after properly listening to the rest of the lyrics they are all a bit random and jumbled – in-keeping with Everything Everything’s general casual and erratic vibes. Lead singer, Jonathan Higgs, uncommonly utilises a falsetto voice that doesn’t make listeners want to scrape out their own ear drums (win-win).

Overall, this is a very catchy release from Everything Everything, if you’re a fan of their previous work, then definitely have a listen to ‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread’, I assure you that it will be a great addition to any summer playlist.

‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread’ will be released on Friday 4th September via RCA.

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