As a fervent enthusiast of modern British indie-rock, I can't help but share my excitement about The Horn's latest single, 'People Like Us'. It's a tantalizing glimpse into what promises to be a remarkable debut album of the same name. Produced by none other than Danton Supple (known for his work with Coldplay), this track takes indie-rock to a whole new level.
From the very first chords of intricately laced guitars and Jonny Taylor's pensive vocals, 'People Like Us' drew me in. The song's unique perspective explores the lives of those who often find themselves on the fringes of divisive debates and societal pressures. It's an anthem of recognition and solidarity, and it struck a chord with me instantly. The song's build-up is masterful, with teases of intensified percussion and vocal bursts, leading to an explosive climax. The impactful drums, expert basslines, searing guitars, cinematic keys, and Jonny Taylor's expressive vocals converge into a climactic refrain that resonates deeply: "Don't you wanna fit in this messed up crazy world, 'Cause I just wanna feel it before I leave this world." It beautifully encapsulates the tension of wanting acceptance without compromising one's authenticity. The Horn's ability to craft such a resonant track speaks volumes about their talent. And the fact that their debut album, 'People Like Us', is set to drop soon has me buzzing with anticipation. Furthermore, the news of their upcoming tour with Scouting For Girls adds another layer of excitement. The Horn is undoubtedly a band to watch, and 'People Like Us' is an anthem that reflects the heartbeat of modern indie-rock.
I, for one, can't wait to delve deeper into their forthcoming album.
“The track started as a melody I was humming at my flat in Hackney. Then Nick, Danny and I developed it and Ed and Danny gave it washy Currents-esque synths (for fans of Tame Impala). We arranged a vocal breakdown and the chorus came straight together after Danton [Supple], our producer, visited us in Baker St studios; he said: ‘it needs a chorus.’ We took it into Rak studios and finished it off there later in the year…”