OK. This one seals the deal. We are officially in love with Slow Club. It’s been a gradually burning romance. We started off as friends, we always thought they were nice, but now there’s something else. It’s been burning away inside, a nagging fire and with It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful it finally flames up. With a dizzying champagne bottle rush of rough and ready, rock n rollin’, country hoe down pop Charles and Rebecca are about to release one of our singles of the year on the ever consistent Moshi Moshi label. It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful reminds us of a warmer, cuter Hotel Yorba by the White Stripes romping its way headfirst into summer. It’s utterly glorious.
What’s more is that in the same way that virtually every classic pop song from Motown to Country provides jubilant music set to the saddest of lyrics, Slow Club do the same. With their twanging jangling guitar work and frantic drumming they sing “Baby I know it’s over, tell me till you’re sober.” Although it should bring a tear to the eye, one can’t but help but smile the biggest smile.
With It Doesn’t Have To Beautiful Slow Club have provided our perfect musical marriage. We’ll see you at the church. Here’s the video.