Nothing stays the same. Least for alt-rock’s Lincoln relationship prologue ‘Banks’ lyric heavy new single. Which arrives in contrast to the frantic uptempo feel of it’s predecessor ‘Smokey Eyes’, “Banks delivers it’s message over “a dynamic soundscape that travels from palm-muted guitars and hushed vocals to accented piano leads and 90’s alt-rock arrangements”. As emotional tug-of-war go, the new release sees Lincoln in continued good form as I hear that line once again, “I don’t think that I would exactly call it love, but it’s dripping down my consciousness as you’re slipping down my lungs” a state of flux, almost too much food for thought.
A future favourite, ‘Bank’ is both articulate and emotional, ball of energy well delivered by Lincoln. 7.8/10
A Constant State of Ohio is due out January 27th, but it can be pre-ordered now in both the digital format and on limited-run vinyl.