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Single Review: Texas – ‘Detroit City’

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Earlier in the year Glaswegian pop-rock icons, Texas, released The Conversation, the first track from the band’s latest and eighth studio album of the same name and their first record since 2005’s Red Book. We were teased with the title track with its catchy Americana scented rhythm and Sharleen Spiteri’s seemingly effortless and top-notch vocal delivery that we have heard front so many of the bands timeless hits like Say What You Want, Summer Son and their early breakthrough hit, I Don’t Want A Lover.

TexasDetroitCityIt seems too frequent, however, that Texas take time out from recording, releasing albums every few years, especially when they still have monster hit potential rattling within them after so many years recording and touring together. Every time the band does release an album though, you pretty much have yourself another fine addition to the Texas catalogue to add to your collection and that is evident this time around, not just with the release of the lead single, but with the bands brand new single, Detroit City which they release on August 12th. They are a band that certainly knows how to come back with a bang.

Opening with bustling background effects of a busy street it isn’t long before Detroit City takes on an electrifying, retro-pop form with a grinding synth cracking open one of the bands best tracks lifted from their new album. It has elements of electro-pop and punk but still contains the bands signature, Americana coated sound that has made Texas singles such a staple in music.

Detroit City is a high-octane track with a soft rock vein sewn within the tracks fantastic production and Sharleen’s flawless vocal prowess. It may have taken a while for Texas to return with new music – eight years is enough to kill a bands relevance in most cases – but the singles that Texas have presented us with so far from the new album are enough to keep the Glasgow unit sitting pretty at the forefront of cool once again.