Hope of the States - Sing It Out

With the new album, Left, just a fortnight away, this is actually the first widely available single from Hope of the States in 2006, their previous single Blood Meridian available only on limited 10" vinyl and as a download.

And sadly, this song is not a patch on its predecessor. That showed an excellent blend of sharp, clipped guitars and melody whereas this is much more of a sedate number. It certainly has its moments, a rising chorus that threatens to get interesting but never really reaches the mark. Everything unfortunately is just a little bit predictable.

Still, hopes are still high for the album. Blood Meridian showed a real leap forward for the band, and they have promised great things. Hopefully that track is more of an indication of what is to come than this one.



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