Au Revoir Simone’s new single is many things; a massive change of direction it is not.
Nevertheless, this product of their precise, understated disco pop machine proves more than impressive. The sinister, hypnotic background bass and darting keyboards which urgently drive Shadows notably set the scene, while effortless vocals drift eerily over the top.
This definitely wouldn’t feel out of place in a film score, which isn’t surprising given their much-touted ‘favourite band of David Lynch’ label.
While it won’t shock long-time fans in the slightest, it’s likely to attract new ones.
Words: Jason Williamson