Let’s take it down a notch with Manchester Orchestra’s ‘Top Notch‘ track shall we? Play on words heavily intended. A well-written track shows its truest colours when you strip it down and release it with nothing but strings, piano and vocal. This version takes an entirely different turn, with an entirely different intention. Perhaps the lyrics are easier to interpret now. Perhaps stripped down it showcases another side of the writing that may have been lost in the foggy tempo of the original.
Perhaps it falls down to taste, either way – it’s deeply moving.