With a debut album so polished and impressively executed it was always going to be difficult to show fans of the first record that they could do it again, do it better. But the new track from the upcoming album proves that they are shaping up to do more than just top it.
After a break from recording 2012’s Enjoy It While It Lasts, they played a set of festival dates and announced a headline tour, then in the midst of nowhere Spector dropped ‘Decade Of Decay’ a new-wave inspired, bass infused single produced by Dev Hynes (Blood Orange). Towards the latter end of last year they announced comeback single, ‘Don’t Make Me Try’. Also produced by Hynes, the single appeared a little of a letdown after such a long wait to hear the new songs. But the second taster from the long-awaited album ‘All The Sad Young Men'(ATSYM) proves that they are truly back to please you and your ears.
Following in the footsteps of past tracks, ‘ATSYM’ delivers the London four-piece’s honed 80s pop ballad tone, whilst front man Fred Macpherson provides the honest and emotion-packed lyrics. Spector seem to have a talent for creating tracks that could be played in crammed stadiums whilst adoring fans cry the lyrics back to them or simply tracks you would pick to scream out at karaoke. Through booming and passionate vocals darker lyrics of emotion leak out as Macpherson croaks “I don’t wanna make love / I don’t wanna make friends”. Coated with harmonising backing vocals and hazy synths the tone is lifted into a electro-pop beat, disguising its meanings, and the chorus is made to be blasted at full volume and bellowed out to your lungs give in.
It’s an addictive track perfect for sweaty festival crowds or being played on loop whilst you sit in your dingy room contemplating your life and emotions.
‘All The Sad Young Men’ is out on March 23.