TRACK REVIEW: Tired of Fighting – Chocolate | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Chocolate, the third single by Newcastle’s alt. rock band Tired of Fighting, melds a disarmingly bouncy, sunny sound with lyrics that examine the disconnect between a beautiful summer’s day and feelings of depression.

Chocolate gives the summer sun back its palpitations and dread with disconcerting melodiousness. The vocals are particularly noteworthy, lilting melismas at the ends of phrases in a manner that elevates the track above stock emo hoarse shouting. Musically, the track sways in 6/8, ebbing and flowing through beautiful distortion and a capella breaks, all pushing to a coda that offers a disquietingly prescient line: “with nuclear intent, the sun is like a death ray”. Canny on the nose for this springtime of uncertainty and disquiet.

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