Skepticism turning to joy. This is how I personally felt after listening to We’re All Gonna Die (Have Fun), the latest single from Peterborough outfit The Candle Thieves. The title may be a little bit too pessimistic in nature but the sound of the exact is the exact opposite. The track is very pleasing to the senses with the keyboards doing most of the guilty pleasure sounds. The lyrics even induce some feelings of joy. The track really is an irony of sorts but it all work s out in grand fashion.
What makes the track very interesting is the meshing of an unexpected combination of instruments: the g lockenspiel, the vintage keyboards, and toy drums. Yes, the toy drums do contribute in the track. The band’s ‘playfulness’ (I would like to call it as such) really stands out in the track and subsequently gives the track some additional punch in it.
Eventually, I did like the We’re All Gonna Die (Have Fun). It is a fun track albeit the negative connotation that its title gives. The Candle Thieves really did a great job with this track – something that many people could enjoy from time and time again.
RELEASED: March 29th, 2010
This review is written by our resident contributor Jio Canlas. You can view his other works on his personal blog at THE REFLECTIVE INKLINGS