I See You

For the lead single of their upcoming fourth album, Luminous, The Horrors have kept the momentum they built with their 2011 effort, Skying. The guitars are less aggressive, the synths more dominant and the melodies more pronounced. With the synths creating the image of light filtering through the trees as you drive on the highway, Faris Badwan’s voice crescendos, drops and builds back up throughout “I See You.” The chorus’ guitar riff borrows the echoing chords from A Flock of Seagulls, but the spaced-out, wavy second half is pure Horrors. It may be a long track, clocking in at seven minutes, but it keeps your attention. Somehow, you can simultaneously listen closely or zone out and get just as much out of it.

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