[REVIEW] elbow – Gentle Storm

elbow make available today a further track from their album, ‘Little Fictions’ together with a landmark video.

The short for ‘Gentle Storm’ is directed by the legendary Kevin Godley and sees him revisit the iconic promo he directed in 1985 for Godley and Creme’s ‘Cry’, a video that remains one of the touchstone examples of the genre.

The song itself, doesn’t sound like a sound that elbow would produce, that is until Garvey’s powerful vocals erupt over what sounds like the clacking of tins of beans (an honest opinion, I don’t know what instrument it is). It is a bit more boring than Magnifcent (She Says) because it never quite picks up.

That being said, elbow always seem to experiment with the sound they produce to add different levels of genre to their music. The only identifier at times is just Garvey’s voice.

Altogether, I am excited to listen to the rest of the album but this song was rather underwhelming, the video however is below for you guys to check out yourselves, do you think it is iconic? Let us know in the comments below.


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