The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Fighting off resistance from disapproving listeners alike, Bombay Bicycle Club is back with a third album that seems to have finally captured the bands true essence. That, or they’re great fakers.
“Your Eyes,” is a steady builder that hooks you with a familiar sound. The singer begs and pleads for sanity through the simple request that he bears on the subject, or love interest, to merely humor him. What listeners may not grasp is the obvious Ben Allen production (member of Animal Collective).
The many loops of simple harmonies were overlapped on top of instrumentals late in the track making sure to subtly emphasize the power of the group. Go figure, you can’t escape animal Collective.
The influence doesn’t end there—obviously, it’s only track three— the albums single “Shuffle,” gets a little spacey while remaining with the status-quo for summer jams. The, for lack of a better term, fun, keys flash in and out of your ears during the opening moments of the song.
It progresses into a typical summer tune for a few moments; you know, head bopping, light music that tends to make you feel a little happy inside whether or not the message of the song is just that.
Listen to "Shuffle" here -