Warming, emotive and infectiously likeable with its swaying rhythms, satirical yet melancholic and reflective lyricism, The Horn’s second single ‘Always Late’ is effortlessly impactful and showcases a truly complete sounding back they are, despite their infancy as a band.
Channeling the likes of The National with their chilled, gradually building and flawlessly emotive and beautiful instrumentation, ‘Always Late’ makes use of a wonderful, warming, and understated sound pallet. The tracks hard hitting and yet subtly humorous lyricism coupled with the dry, gruff, almost whispery vocal delivery serves to give tracks an edge and a charm. Perfectly measured and superbly put together.
Speaking about the single the band add:
“I am always late to literally everything, it’s because I’m always doing two things at once and so is Jonny, so I started to write it about me then midway through I made it about us both. That was a fun thing to do, so when I first played it to Jonny [Taylor] he laughed and then helped me polish it. We have such a great writing vibe – we sit down together and just bounce off each other, adding and deleting lines, words, chords and sections and at the end look back at what we did and have a drink to celebrate it. I read recently how Paul McCartney said he and John Lennon used to always come up with something; it’s the same with me and Jonny, somehow we always come up with something, it’s not always good of course, but sometimes we are happy and ‘Always Late’ was one of those happy moments.”