Online Music Editor Megan Frost reviews Spector’s latest single
Succeeding their single ‘I Won’t Wait’ in June, Spector’s ‘Half Life’ has, in fact, waited. Yet, the song is hostile to patience, lyrically exploring a watching-the-world-goes-by stance. Spector’s latest ‘Half Life’ is in halves itself as vocals fissure into high and low octaves – the latter being Spector’s accustomed baritone.
Spector’s latest ‘
Half Life’ is in halves itself as vocals fissure into high and low octaves
The music video, too, is segmented across crisp shots in Brick Lane: frontman Macpherson’s prevailing taxi journey and fuzzy neon lights akin to disposable camera shots. Amidst these are shots of gambling with slot machines – coinciding with the fatalist view on “how it all pans out”.
Beginning with its underlying muted bass, discordant guitar riffs sprawl into a bouncier sound. ‘