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Riff: The Joy Formidable – “Silent Treatment”

Jan 22, 2013

I’ll take the easy cynicism/Less talking, more reason

from Silent Treatment lyrics by The Joy Formidable

A rare moment of calm amidst all the turbo-charged chaos, the record’s pin-drop moment exposes the fragility of Bryan’s vocals in all their glory as she delivers a vow of independence over a tender acoustic hook reminiscent of Jose Gonzales’ cover of The Knife’s “Heartbeats.”

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.

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