Snow Patrol - Chocolate
Despite the song opening with, "This could be the very minute I’m aware that I’m alive", it's unlikely that the listener will share this brief feeling of optimism.
Having just returned to the UK after a short visit to the US, Snow Patrol have pulled this single of the Final Straw album with it sharing the sharp indie sound and warm lyrics of the rest of the album. There are great sounds within the song, notably the chiming guitar of the song's final few seconds, which would have added a much needed sense of dynamics had it been used more frequently.
The soaring chorus is really quite beautiful but there's precious little feeling that Snow Patrol are even trying to get away from simple, shiftless 4/4 indie, strummed around a pair of guitars and a lyric written for kids who've yet to know real loss but who only guess at how it feels.