by Our Man In Berlin
EP: Spirit Down (due 19 June 2015)
It’s with a giant smile, a great big breath and a whole lotta love that I get to write some words about the latest single from a little band that I’ve found a whole lotta love for over the past few years; Our Man In Berlin. The giant smile is because as soon as ‘Spirit Down’ begins the beautifully familiar feelings and sounds OMIB have managed to create and maintain since long before their debut EP is it right? was released are there; the slow build and the subtle crescendo, rapid percussion, an elegantly powerful bass line and distinctively sweet synths, combined with that recognisably intimate vocal make this yet another track to add to the collection of tracks that this five piece have already made that I adore. The great big breath is in anticipation for the release of their sophomore EP, which is currently being crowd funded on Pozible, which so very close to its target and with only days left to go to score yourself music, signatures, a song written just for you or even better - up close and personal gigs(!), it would be silly not to go over there and spend a couple of bucks on it. And then, well, after all these words, the whole lotta love is kind of obvious, isn't it?
Jo Michelmore gives ‘Spirit Down’ three and a half Florence heads out of five…