The proud Scottish power folk protagonist, Malcolm Middleton makes use of the potent loft and drive of the voice of one of Scotland most independent musos, Jenny Reeve to interweave with his lost and reflective stroll. This helps him pick up the rugged and uncompromising gauntlet from Sons & Daughters. The lyrical content is mundane and slightly cynical, it suits the reflective delivery of Reeve early on, as the slow, thumping drum-beats exclaim her point;
“You can be my hero by not letting me down, not letting me down and being around.”
The steady instrumental climb matches the increase in feeling in the dual vocals. Colourful despondence continues to be Middleton’s trademark, but he just keeps finding ways of making it sound fresh.