SINGLE REVIEW: July Talk – ‘Strange Habit’

July Talk Strange Habits review

After the political disruption of, uh, the world, Canada suddenly became everyone’s favourite place. Canadian five piece July Talk would like to give you another reason to add to your already lengthy list.

The first seconds of ‘Strange Habit’ are nothing short of haunting. Subtle music and breathy vocals have a grabbing result. It almost seems to creep along your skin. Give it a minute and Leah Fay’s vocals, seemingly taken straight out of a pop song, meet Peter Dreimanis’, creating a mixture of sounds that seems to replicate a question and reply. These two voices bring two sides to the song.

The control that’s prominent at the song’s opening remains throughout. Although this makes it a more intense track, I would have liked to see a little more variation in the music as it begins to feel a little underwhelming. There seems to be a gap in the song, which leaves it feeling like a token album intro or outro. It’s soothing once you know to not wait for something more.

‘Strange Habit’ is July Talk’s latest single, and follows ‘Push + Pull’. Both songs are taken from their forthcoming album Touch, to be released on 9th September.

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