Hurts

Following the formal announcement of their return with Exile in March, brooding UK synthpop duo Hurts have just premiered the lead track from their upcoming collection: “Miracle.” And it’s, well, hmm.

“Miracle” is a much more massive sounding, arena-sized production than what we’ve come to expect from the duo, heavily recalling Coldplay throughout. Actually, it’s almost indistinguishable: “Paradise” and “Princess of China” immediately come to mind–especially with those opening soaring chants. “No love, no light, no end in sight/And I’m looking for a miracle,” frontman Theo cries out during the soldiering, almighty chorus.

Like teaser track “The Road,” it’s much more of a rocky affair, relying on crashing drums and guitars and moving away from the chilly, New Wave-inspired electronica of their debut (which, you know, is what most Hurts fans loved about them…)

An evolution in sound? Certainly. But an improvement? I’m not so sure.


About The Author

I'm like the ringleader. I call the shots.

  • http://twitter.com/charliekelso C. K.

    yeah, Wonderful Life is better than anything Coldplay has ever released. I understand why they did this, but I don’t think it’s the best move.

  • Britney

    ehh.. a little to rocky for me, and what’s with the shameless coldplay sample?

  • Keith

    This makes me sad. It’s good and I’m going to buy the album but wish they’d stayed true to their style.

  • http://twitter.com/davidbodart David Bodart

    I like it