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Single Review: Kodaline – High Hopes
Pouring melodious gold straight from the heart of Dublin, alternative-rock quartet Kodaline have released a taste of what is to come from their album In a Perfect World ; and if the rest of the LP is anywhere near as sublime as ‘High Hopes’, then it is definitely worth the wait until its June release-date. The track delves into the dusty corners of the human psyche, where we find ourselves looping in and out of our pasts and how, to quote, “the world keeps spinning around”, despite what happens.
“The band boasts an effortless story-telling style, stirring up sombre images whilst keeping us uplifted with sparklingly happy chord progressions.
The band boasts an effortless story-telling style, stirring up sombre images whilst keeping us uplifted with sparklingly happy chord progressions. A touching music video accompanies ‘High Hopes’, and if you don’t well up watching it, you’re either lying to yourself or you need to visit Oz for a heart. This track sets a high bar for the rest of the album, and I have every confidence that Kodaline will exceed our expectations.