1.4.13 - New Music - Hurts
HURTS ARE BACKKK!
The morose pop wonderfulness that is Hurts hath returned! Their debut ‘Happiness’ was a fantastic album. It was original, stylish, and beautifully written. I had the pleasure of seeing the duo once, and they pulled off the tone of the album perfectly.
I was expecting something like this from them – I didn’t think they were going to up and change their sound too dramatically – but actually hearing it for myself is such a relief. You never know what’s going to happen with a band’s follow up to a successful CD until it hits your ears.
“Miracle” follows in the same vein as much of ‘Happiness’, only grander. You can just imagine this track playing in an arena, and perhaps that’s what the band is aiming for. The song sounds like they were influenced by Coldplay (“Paradise”, especially), but they incorporate it will with their signature style.
Glad to have you back Hurts.
“Miracle” is not available in the US (but if there is a god it will be soon).