Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tracklist: The Middle East - Hunger Song

While they clearly fit into our own folk mores, there's something about the first proper cut from Queensland's The Middle East's debut album I Want That You Are Always Happy, released 6th June, that strives for the greater grandeur on a still personal level of a Rufus Wainwright or, perhaps more manageably, Stephin Merritt. Yearning for something that may one day come, it insistently rides along smoothly with the subtlest of close harmonies and loving orchestration as the brightest rainbow of a widescreen ending ebbs, flows and eventually breaks out as everyone heads into the sunset. The ecstatic nature of that outro suggests they might still be going on now, whenever you read this.

Hunger Song by themiddleeast

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