A move away from a trademark style can sometimes be met with controversy, confusion and criticism – especially when you’re known for playing folk music (just look at Mumford and Sons, if you can bare it).
Nonetheless, with the help of renowned producer Gavin Monaghan, this has proven to be a seamless transition for Brighton outfit Common Tongues. ‘It Doesn’t Last Forever’ builds on the acoustic scaffolding of this five-piece, incorporating intricate electronic hooks and effects to construct a palace of multi-stylised harmony. Crisply produced lead guitar lines are what really give the track a surrounding soundscape, reminiscent of The War on Drugs’ phenomenally successful 2013 album ‘Lost In The Dream’.
They’ve clearly tapped into a promising reserve of style – if this can be replicated in future endeavours, and translated to the stage effectively, Common Tongues could be destined for big things.
‘It Doesn’t Last Forever’ is taken from Common Tongues’ debut record, scheduled for release early September 2016.