Fri. Feb 28th, 2020

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Single Review: Scissor Sisters – ‘Only The Horses’

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Glam popsters the Scissor Sisters have been absent for a good while preparing for the latest record in their almost flawless catalogue and the releases gets us here at Renowned For Sound very excited as we are offered the first single from the bands soon to be released fourth album.

ScissorSistersOnlyTheHorsesOnly The Horses teams the Scissor Sisters up with Calvin Harris, one of the UK’s leading producers, and what we been dished up with is a momentous pop smash that has all the ingredients of becoming yet another number well worthy of a top spot position for the Sisters in the UK charts.

Only The Horses is a catchy track for the Scissor Sisters though not quite as memorable as the bands earlier lead singles, particularly when we compare the track to the bands previous hits, Take Your Mama and I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’. The number, like most, is driven by front man Jake Shears distinctive and peak defying vocals which shine on the tracks chorus. Musically the single has a similar disco inspired feel to it as much of the four pieces previous recordings and boasts the same amount of energy that we have come to both love and expect of any Scissor Sisters recordings. The one notable flaw on the track is the absence of Ana Matronic on the single. Though the confident and token female of the band provides backing vocals on the single they go almost unnoticed and that is a shame as she provides the band with a kick ass yet feminine touch.

Many were left a little disappointed after the bands performance of the single on The Voice recently however after seeing the number performed this week at the Shepherds Bush Empire it was evident that this one is going do do well for the Sisters as it sets the mood for the bands fourth album Magic Hour which sees its release at the end of the month.

So soon after hitting the jackpot with Rhianna on the anthemic We Found Love, UK super producer Calvin Harris has teamed up with the camp quartet for the latest record and has done a great job on Only The Horses in helping to cement a further hit record release for one of the best acts on the scene.