SENS: Let me in
SENSES continue to stir the soul, blow the mind and pull the heart with their new single full of strings. Comments on Sam Lambeth.
SENSES is finally enjoying group life. Their previous single, Drifting, received critical acclaim at all levels. it helped give the Coventry / Milan outfit (yes, really) a new boost after a number of career failures.
After being the victim of a Japanese record company wanting to transform their sincere rock into dance mix, SENSES ended its days. But, several years and a global pandemic later, they unearth the songs that got them signed in the first place. Smart movement.
Let Me In is another melody masterclass. Polished and primed, it has Embrace’s contemplative call to arms with the bittersweet beauty of a slightly rocker Travis. Indeed, Let Me In always packs a punch, and when covered with a rising string section, it recalls the pomp and majesty of the first Spiritualized.
Some of the magic has to be attributed to producer Gavin Monaghan. Sharpened in its legendary Magic Garden studios, Monaghan’s midas touch propels Let Me In into a majestic and superb slice of majesty at a medium pace.
Each lyric comes with tender emotion and hope, the kind of power and sincerity that makes you realize it’s not just a song about forgetting the keys to your house. It’s a song of love and loss, two of the most powerful and devastating themes in the world. But it is on these important questions that SENSES is well equipped to write.
“Do I just deserve these empty sounds?” The group asks at one point. No one deserves this, especially when such a void can be filled with songs of this sublime standard.
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All of Sam Lambeth’s words. Sam is a Birmingham-based journalist and musician. More of his work for Louder Than War is available on his archives. His music can be found on Spotify.