The Jezabels - Long Highway - Prisoner (2011)
Been listening to @thejezabels all morning. This particular tune - LOVE IT.
A bit of a muted but anticipatory start (like you know something good is about to happen) -> followed by an amazing but gradual addition of instrumentation -> that then becomes this fantastic rock tune with small moments of delicacy and subtly -> of course, all accented brilliantly by Hayley Mary’s vocals. And finally, the close of this tune -> full out crescendo -> followed, perfectly, by a light and sensitive and almost muted finish. Brilliant.
Absolutely love the tune. Absolutely love the record. And uber excited for the Pre-Order that finally arrived yesterday (actually purchased the MP3s last week via itunes knowing shipping from AUS would take some time…) It did, btw (all good).
I’ll be blogging at some point about the bonuses of pre-ordering, and why I always encourage folks to pre-order, and how the album art is just that — art, and how there’s a bonus disk with early demos that comes with the pre-order, a fantastic little book/liner notes with brilliant art, and the entire band autographed the album.
And how, all of that, just kicks@ss.
In any case, I highly recommend the album. You can purchase it here.