Having been barricaded in a library for the last week with headphones glued on my head I have noticed a few tracks which rarely fail to cut through the gloomy murk of frazzled concentration. IntotheNorthSea wrote one of them.
“First Flight” is the bonus track from the self-titled debut which these local youngsters released in October last year. The lyrics dance from the beach to the sea where held hands and eye contact all linger in a way that only a teenager could write about, subtley filtering through the sense of feet leaving familiar ground. All these lyrical images overlap and run into each other via the dynamic vocal style which goes from wavering lows to whispered falsettos and combine fantastically with the simple synth melodies, crackling beat and the final melodic guitar riffs. These all create a mood of anticipation, nerves, relief and countless others — the perfect 3 minute break from finals.