Emily Pirie reviews one of the many Two Door Cinema Club singles that arrived in anticipation of their latest album.
In 2019, the Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club released their fourth album, False Alarm. This album features ‘Dirty Air’, a song that is as vibrant as the bands’ rainbow polo necks featured on their album cover.
The song flirts temptingly with the listener; the first quick verse is contrasted with an increase in tempo and loudness as the song progresses into its second verse. Depending on one’s mood, this sudden change can be disorientating and chaotic, especially if in a quiet environment. However, in the midst of a festival or when one is in need of a dosage of adrenaline in the gym, it’s a headbanging moment, and forces you to move your hips.
The lyrics of the song may not be deep and meaningful, but they cause a stir of emotions, creating a feeling of uprising and confidence. As Alex Trimble’s vocals ask for ‘something to burn’ as his anger is beginning to ‘take its shape’, you cannot help but be moved into a slight frenzy; Trimble’s passion of rage is unavoidable. Two Door Cinema Club are back to cause movement, passion and energy; motions that some will definitely feel, but not all.