Single review by KevW
You should never judge a book by its cover, or so the saying goes.There's nothing at all wrong with the artwork to this new single by Sydney duo Winters End however, but that expression could just as easily apply to forming an opinion about a song by a solitary listen or even just the first few bars. This isn't to say that there's anything particularly bad about 'Walls', but it could definitely be labelled as a grower, and not only that, but the first few bars do belie what a terrific pop record this actually is. Daytime radio piano and clean production are rarely likely to get the pulses racing, unless your idea of excitement is Keane at their most safe.
Just wait though, because that intro leads somewhere, and it's somewhere quite special. True, the easy nature of the track could lend itself to a certain commercial appeal, but if the charts were filled with songs this good then the world would be a better place, so let's hope that fame and fortune awaits Winters End, because at least they offer something worthwhile. The vocals are a natural focal point, being strong and powerful, especially when they hit that chorus, and it's the chorus that takes this slightly alternative indie/pop tune and elevates it to a new level. Sure, there's a slight power ballad vibe on occasion, but we're looking at a highly likable track here. 'Walls' has the potential to become a radio staple and set this pair on the road to success; this is a big song, and its creators deserve to become a notable musical force too.
Winters End's website
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