It’s been clear to see that since their awaited return, back in June, with the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album – Good Together, that Chapel Club have completely refurbished their sound and song writing skills. As the band that used to allow a strong dose of melancholia to permeate through their guitar driven sound, seem to have found a light at the end of the tunnel. Shifting from the six-string to a host of synthesizers to provide the hooks and loops that are already becoming apparent.
The band’s new single was originally unveiled amongst three other new songs, one of which being their free download single Sleep Alone. But the band’s epic ten-minute original has been narrowed down to a shorter three minutes, already garnering some national radio play. Nicely accompanied by a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic music video, directed by Ollie Murray, like a version of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Zephyr Song, minus the Rock cliché of bikini clad dancers and shirtless guitarists.
The track in its self, however, is a complex game-changing Dance number, something that we’d never have expected from the “old” Chapel Club. Constructing a layered wall of instrumentation that leads into a lethally infectious chorus, drawing comparisons to acts ranging from a post-Millennium George Michael and Hot Chip.
As expected with such a drastic change, fans’ opinions are divided: but we, for one, look forward to hearing even more stifling sounds from Chapel Club’s second album.