Single Review – Empire of the Sun – On Our Way Home

For me, the elaborate nature of Empire of the Sun has never translated in their music. The backstories, the costumes…always so much more fascinating than the product. The same can be said in new single On Our Way Home. It’s very comparable to much of their other material – ethereal vocals and floaty synths to a syncopated drum machine. It lapses into the same monotonous routine, with nothing as exciting as their next headdress to pick it up. The lyrics are annoyingly infectious, and the song itself is impressively accomplished, it’s just too boring.

Ellie Chivers