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Fall Out pulls that great trick of lulling you with a looped music box melody before hitting you with a sinister treated vocal. Thus casting the melody in a newly sinister light. Which would make for a fine closing album track. What causes us to skip back and back and back is what happens exactly half way through.
The melody and Alex’s voice — thus far forming an uneasy equilibrium — are cast into the midst of a tempest as the synths arrive and take over. It’s as if a shore line torch song has suddenly been thrust to the top of a great cliff by a wrathful god. The skies open and the words pour out, paranoid and primal. Perhaps a jilted, stalking lover or the machinations of a surveillance state. The sea doesn’t care.