Smashing Pumpkins** fans out there? Missing those hedonistic days of the mid nineties where Corgan and co. used to knock out radio friendly ballads? Well, fear not, here's the latest Razorlight single... no really... 'Somewhere Else_' sounds like the perfect amalgamation of 'Tonight Tonight' and 'Disarm'. You couldn't make it up.
That musicologist-friendly point aside, Razorlight**'s new track - the first fruits post 'Up All Night' is a very serviceable string-drenched ballad where Borrell extorts his desire of "I wish I could be somewhere else" over a slice of ego-friendly sampled roaring crowd. Written somewhere in a San Antonian desert in the middle of his much-discussed breakdown-cum-headfuck? Maybe, or perhaps it's another piece of Johnny's admittedly excellent roleplaying abilities. Who knows?
Something new from something very old, then.
6Michaela Annot's Score