THE TWILIGHT SINGERS are one of those bands that I have to confess have kinda passed me by completely. Only because I’ve just never bothered to give them a chance, to my shame.
But now that I’ve been cornered and ‘forced’ into listening for the purpose of writing this review, I can see (well, hear) what I’ve been missing. OK – so it’s probably still not really my bag, but there is an inherent quality about this track. Which is not surprising really when you consider that lead singer Greg Dulli was the erstwhile leader of Cincinnati’s Afghan Whigs.
Opening rather quietly, the initial dual vocals harmonise nicely over gently strummed guitar before the song transfers into the second phase where the drums contribute a deep sounding beat and the voices gain in strength. The final minute sees the track rise to a rousing crescendo with the prominent guitar lines giving it a bit of a (country?)-rock sound supporting the now powerful but beautifully controlled vocals.
It’s maybe a little bit MOR for me personally, but definitely likeable all the same.
(Released through Sub Pop on 8th August 2011)