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Single Review: The Darkness – ‘Solid Gold’

Published On August 25, 2017 | By Jasmine Wright | Music, Singles & EP's

Two years on from Last of Our Kind, The Darkness have reminded us they’re nowhere near done yet with the release of Solid Gold, from their upcoming fifth studio album, Pinewood Smiles.

Solid Gold, surely a romantic track comparing the love of your life to a precious metal?  Absolutely not.  The Darkness have done what The Darkness do best – played a catchy tune on a guitar, turned the bassline into a heartbeat, included drums to get you excited, and thrown in a jumble of profanities to churn out a classic rock hit.

From the wrong band, lyrics like “we are legends, with power that you can’t deny, we’re immortal, ’cause these songs will never die,” can sound pretentious enough to make you vow never to listen to them again.  For The Darkness however, it is exactly this kind of arrogance that is absolutely charming, and their outrageously crude language inspires a giggle and your love for them.

In no time at all you will be bellowing out the chorus and playing the air guitar, regardless of it being a Monday morning at work or your Friday night out.

4 / 5 stars     

About The Author

Jasmine has a passion for music that she sadly cannot express on an instrument, despite a few years of guitar lessons in her younger years, nor vocally if her Dalmatian’s dismay at any such attempt is anything to go by. She does however have a knack for writing, and loves the opportunity to put that to use - especially when it can be combined with music.

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