Single Review – First Aid Kit – It’s A Shame

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit release ‘It’s A Shame’ the first single from their forthcoming album, following 2014’s ‘Stay Gold’. A slide guitar lament on the waste of reminiscing after the end of a relationship, the single was written while sister’s Klara and Joanna Söderberg were in sunny Los Angeles. Not that you can really hear any influence of sun and sea as the track remains filled with an enchanting chilled air of loneliness. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens) the single perfectly maintains First Aid Kit’s retro Americana tinge, laced with sorrowfulness and themes of brief romances. Though the duo aren’t trying anything experimental within ‘It’s A Shame’ their sound is so calming and heart-wrenchingly beautiful that the you can easily forgive them for staying true to their sound. 

Hayley Miller

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