Everything Everything – Arc

That clichéd phrase ‘patience is a virtue’ is more than relevant to this fantastic new release. As a fan of Everything Everything, three years is a long time to wait for a new album, but boy oh boy was it worth it! ‘Cough Cough’ was released as a single in October of last year and ‘Kemosable’ was awarded its first airplay by Zane Lowe in early November. These two singles kept fans on their toes and provided a sneaky insight into the new album.

Looking at the songs on the album collectively, it is evident that Everything Everything have developed extensively over the years they have spent writing the album. Expect the same colourful and vibrant vibe with a deeper and darker stance. They have become more ballad-esque and this is made clear through tracks such as ‘Torso Of The Week’ and ‘This House Is Dust’. Although these particular songs evoke melancholy tones, they are prime examples of a more emotionally established band, “Coiled heart, eyetoothed, feral child/ You’re looking like you’re mad at the question/ You’re looking like you’re lost on your thinkin’’

The track that gives its name to the album is one minute and twenty nine seconds of pure psychedelic trance. The echo effect is illustrated perfectly and fits like a charm at the half way mark in the album. My personal favourite is ‘Don’t Try’ and it is the final song on the album. In my opinion, this is the best representative sampling the new, mature Everything Everything as well as the band we all know and love.

Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Dog is Dead and Lucy Rose have all favoured the album over Twitter. Two Door Cinema club tweeted on the 15th, “If you’re mad and still haven’t got the new Everything Everything album you should sort that out.” This album is not one to miss. Everything Everything are coming to O2 Academy Oxford next month and there are still tickets left. Get on it!

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Released on 14th January 2013 by Sony RCA