Reviews

JINGO – When You Want Me

Screen shot 2014-12-01 at 20.46.43JINGO open the enthralling ‘When You Want Me‘ with an array of sounds that wouldn’t feel out of place in the opening throws of a horror movie. Instead of leading into something intense that’ll raise the hairs on the back of your neck, these haunting sounds are followed by some marvellously crafter joint vocals and a variety of warm, welcoming sounds that’ll have your head bobbing along to the infectious beat before you can even say ‘is a jingo the Christmas equivalent of a dingo?’. Sorry, even for me that was terrible.

Though the lyrics may insinuate that you may never be happy, they’re in stark contrast to the feeling that you’ll take away after listening to this song. Full of intricate details, a chorus that had all the hallmarks of something truly anthemic and an all-around feel that this is a bunch of musicians who know exactly what they’re doing, it’s hard not to be captivated be the rhythmic and melodic delights on offer within this 4 minutes of musical magnificence. Whether it’s the deliciously synchronised harmonies that’ll capture your heart, the pure sound of the piano at the heart of the piece, the rhythm section that’s filled with more variety than Ringo Starr’s career or the variety of guitar riffs on offer, you’ll be hard pushed not to find anything about this track that will send you to a happy place.

It’s not too much to ask of you to listen to this absolute gem of a track and I thoroughly encourage you to stop whatever you’re doing and explore everything JINGO have ever done. This band have got something very special indeed.

Ciaran Steward

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