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Single Review: Train – Angel In Blue Jeans

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San Francisco’s Train are one of those bands who you can always count on to deliver a catchy tune. You’d probably be in the minority if Drops Of Jupiter never cropped up at a sentimental moment in your life and you have to admit that Hey Soul Sister is at least in part responsible for the triumphant return of the ukulele to pop music. After dropping a cheeky anagram of their new single on twitter earlier in the year and the departure of founding drummer Scott Underwood last month, Train are back with Angel In Blue Jeans, the first taste of their forthcoming seventh studio effort Bulletproof Picasso.

Train - Angel In Blue JeansFrom the very start, their knack for writing a memorable hook is front and center for all to see. It’s the kind of reverbed-out “ooh” hook that’s been doing the rounds for a while now and despite not changing the face of modern music with it, Train still manage to do something fun.

The “acoustic stadium jam” has definitely caught some traction recently with Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran and a slew of others showing that it’s possible to translate campfire sing-alongs to globe-conquering heights and Train are no different. They’ve just been doing it a bit longer and are a little more refined in their execution. Whether this sheen is a good thing or not is to be debated, but for their millions of fans, this is a return to the form they’ve always had and like the song itself, shows no signs of slowing down.