On the Horizon: Love of the Loveless Plight, Hiding Face.

On the Horizon: Love of the Loveless Plight, Hiding Face.

I don’t believe in love at first sight. Lust maybe, but the concept of love is bloody ludicrous. Unless, of course, it just so happens to be a song doing the stark and instantaneous wooing from first play, in which case it’s all wholly plausible. Probable, even. And Dreamer, the dĂ©but track from the seemingly lovelorn and appositely anonymous Hiding Face, is one such seducer: its vocal slurred and almost too stirring for words, it’s as though the woebegone, rambling mumble of post-breakup sleeptalk. “When I was happy/ All my friends would come visit and actually talk/ When I wasn’t careless/ I could leave my dark hours and go for a walk/ When I was a dreamer” it soothes, as if the end can only be nigh atop quintessential American sadcore emotive as anything Hollywood ever churned out. And, wilfully ramshackle as The Sleepy Jackson, it’s been a long time coming though Hiding Face may just about fill the chasmic void Luke Steele left when he ditched the dolour all those grinning moons ago.

Hiding Face’s Bandcamp.

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