Holy moly eggs and bakey, it’s the return of the Internet’s 789654700234th favourite series — 2018 edition!
Today, we’re looking at Particles, a deep cut from Nothing But Thieves’ recent 2017 album, Broken Machine. Check the video below:
Opening on a nocturnal bass whirl, Mason’s falsettoed vocals set the emotional tone for this track. The light beat kicks in along with the chorus, which was one of my favourites of 2017. Mason’s truly outstanding vocals, while cementing him as one of the decade’s best vocalists, also serve to give the song as sense of grandeur that isn’t seen often in the storm of experimental rhythms and indie rock smashes on Broken Machine. The song’s lyrical content, holding a fragile romantic undertone alongside an overlooked addiction, also makes this one of the darkest songs in NBT’s discography. Regardless of this, it remains one of my favourites.
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