21 years in the making, the shoegaze kings open their belated return with a typically hazy wall of reverb that could easily have been lifted from Loveless. It may not be the shock to the system of “Only Shallow“, but Shields’ enigmatic mantra of hope indicate that the wait hasn’t been for nothing.
Riff by Jon O'Brien
Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.