- 29 May 18
Indie rockers deliver space-age Burt Bacharach tribute.
Jaundiced by a decade plus of staring at his guitar, Turner has stated this was the first time he composed a body of songs on piano. The new working method has certainly shifted his perspective, though it is hard to say how readily fans will flock to the bizarre burblings of ‘She Looks Like Fun’ or lyrics such as “The leader of the free world reminds you of a wrestler wearing tight golden trunks” (on ‘Golden Trunks’).
Turner would no doubt counter with the argument that every artist with a long term career has had their eccentric moments. When you’re in it for the long haul, what’s wrong with indulging yourself every so often?
In keeping with the retro sensibility, orchestral flourishes are slapped on with abandon. They’re all over ‘The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip’, a woozy fandango that suggests Young Americans-era Bowie playing over the closing credits to an Austin Powers movie.