I've LOVED kings of '10s moody pop Hurts from day one. Their debut album Happiness is still one of my favorites of the last few years.
One thing I like about bands: when they release new music.
One thing I don't like about bands: when they release disappointing new music.
The new Hurts single, Miracle, is not bad per se. It's just happening in a post-Mylo Xyloto (Coldplay's latest album) world. I'd be surprised if Chris Martin's band didn't give Theo & the other guy from Hurts a call to discuss royalties. Miracle just sounds like a mashup of Princess Of China and Paradise, though let's be honest things could have been worse: Hurts could have enlisted Rita Ora for a duet.
Previous "buzz" track (which made no "buzz" at all) The Road was already a let-down now the new single just sounds like the result of an A&R brainstorming named "how do we make Hurts a proper mainstream act?". This new album of theirs, Exile (out March 11) better be more Hurts-y.
I'm disappointed and a bit angry. An totally hungover, which isn't helping.