Room Thirteen – 14th September 2012
We’re supposed to be in love Is Crybaby’s new single, the third to be taken from their acclaimed debut album. The title track is easy to listen to, but very reminiscent of the sixties. A theme that carries on through the E.P. it makes us wistful for a time we were never actually lived in. It’s possible like the folk revival of the fifties, the sixties is being brought back into the limelight which is more than fine by us, but don’t be fooled into thinking we’re not supposed to be in love is a carbon copy of the sixties, better production and better balancing of the vocals and minimalist backing instruments alongside Danny Coughlans powerful but smooth voice create a feeling of familiarity with a more distinct, modern edge.
The second track Water To Wine which is also the other new crybaby track. Is a stunning mix of nights in white satin and Richard Hawley although only three minutes it’s an easy to listen to soothing track, although as it progresses it becomes steadily more discordant and dark. If you aren’t careful it’ll catch you off guard. Tracks three and four are covers of Daniel Johnston and Billy Holiday, surprisingly True love will find you in the end and Gloomy Sunday shape up to be better than the originals. Danny Coughlan’s voice gives them a more relaxing and laid back tone. We imagine that the superior production quality also helped, but it can’t be helped to think that they’d be even better to listen to live. – Thomas Reynolds
Cry Baby’s We’re Supposed To Be In Love EP is released 24 September.
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