Single Review – Hurts – Lights

With their third studio album Surrender so far offering up Electro-Pop or Theatrical singles, Hurts have now threw Disco into the mix with their new single ‘Lights’ which was a turn few of us were expecting from the Teesside/Manchester duo who release their third LP on October 9th. It certainly has shades of Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, but in a more purer form of Disco with the low slung bass lines, jingling riffs and whispy electronica with handclaps and all. Theo Hutchcraft offers up a smooth and lavender-like vocal to match up with the time reversed instrumentation. It’s a pretty fun song in isolation and certainly signals what will be the duo’s most varied and open album yet, but you still get the sense that this was perhaps a little random in the grand scheme of things. We always welcome surprises though…

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

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