Rather than barking orders at the underlings, this Captain seems to prefer the delicate approach. The third single ahead of the release of This Is Hazelville, 'Glorious' is, if anything, a gentler customer than its predecessor 'Broke'.
Beginning with a shimmering guitar line backed by synth strings, this one quietly sidles into your backbrain with very little fanfare; the twin-vocal tracks of Rick Flynn and Clare Szembek act as a guiding light through the fairly innocuous bass-driven proceedings - and then the addictive singalong chorus arrives. It's a tender slice of summer pop.
But while the craft and talent that went into 'Glorious' is obvious, there is the sinking feeling (as there was with 'Broke') that it wouldn't be much fun to sit through an album of this sort of thing. Flynn and Co have proved, undoubtably, that they have what it takes to compose a catchy pop single. So far, so good. Here's hoping it continues to get better.
7Nick Cowen's Score