Everything Everything – Cough Cough Single Review

Everything Everything are a UK band known for their unique sound and have a very loyal fanbase circulating around the UK and Europe, whilst the band have never had their big break we’re hoping second album ‘Ark’ can finally give them that break they truly deserve. Their first album ‘Man Alive’ got an impressive 4.5 / 5 from us and if first single ‘Cough Cough’ is anything to go by, we really can’t wait for ‘Ark’.

First Impressions

The song kicks off to a churning drum beat performed by each of the 4 members of the band, something that goes on through the entire, and you can hear beat driven lyrics “yeah, so, um, wait a second”, then after 4 of them the song starts to really off. The song features the same funky style of rhythmistic lyrics and sounds that could only be Everything Everything, and when the chorus kicks off “and when that Eureka moment hits you like a cop car” the song goes in to a chorus with the same over peddled bass rift that just sounds awesome, top marks for bassist Jeremy Pritchard for not doing everything so cliché like you hear from a lot of bands now, everything really is, as the song states, “happening now”. A highlight in the song for me has to be the slower chorus in the middle 8, it really just reminds you just how good this band really are, proving in a few second taster that vocalist Jonathan Higgs still has that anthem voice used in ‘Nasa Is On Your Side’. If you’re liking the sound of Everything Everything I have to hold heartedly recommend listening to Man Alive their first album, they have such a unique and incredible sound.

The unique sound they do have though I do still fear probably won’t make it to many radio stations, although some do play debut single ‘MY KZ UR BF‘, ‘Suffragette Suffragette‘ and the high rated thanks to its video ‘Photoshop Handsome‘, but only occationally.

Review

Cough Cough is pop at its absolute best, unique and fresh, there’s no one creating music like Everything Everything and I think thats probably the best thing going from them, whilst Cough Cough isn’t probably their best single, its definitely an incredible taster to album 2 and proof (if needed) that they’ve certainly not lost their way in creating the best music with their signature sound.

Lyrics

Yeah, so, um… wait a second — (x4)

Sold your liver but you’re still feeling the red

Sold my feelings now I’m hanging by a thread

Bad

And it’s screamin’ its way through my windows

And it’s slithering under my door

And it’s in my peripheral vision

And it’s pourin’ up under my floor

And it’s whispering into my eardrums

And it’s telling me that I want more

But I’m coming alive

I’m happening now (x2)

I’m coming alive

I’m happening now (x2)

And that eureka moment hits you like a cop car

And you wake up just head and shoulders in a glass jar

You clear your throat you raise your eyebrow but you don’t say

There’s something wrong but it’s okay if we’re still getting paid

Yeah you’re ravenous you’re chomping at the bit

Just a cog next to a cog next to a pit

I would burn to break away and rest my ears

No more ?? no more solace in arrears

Bad

And it’s screamin’ its way through my windows

And it’s slithering under my door

And it’s in my peripheral vision

And it’s pourin’ up under my floor

And it’s whispering into my eardrums

And it’s telling me that I want more

But I’m coming alive

I’m happening now (x2)

I’m coming alive

I’m happening now (x2)

And that eureka moment hits you like a cop car

And you wake up just head and shoulders in a glass jar

You clear your throat you raise your eyebrow but you don’t say

There’s something wrong but it’s okay if we’re still getting paid

But I’m coming alive

I’m happening now (x2)

I’m coming alive

I’m happening now (x2)

And that eureka moment hits you like a cop car

And you wake up just head and shoulders in a glass jar

You clear your throat you raise your eyebrow but you don’t say

There’s something wrong but it’s okay if we’re still getting paid

But I’m coming alive

Cough cough

 Overview

A very impressive display of how music doesn’t have to just be same old, Everything Everything continue to reinvent the way pop music should sound, and after listening their back catalogue, everything else in the music industry today just seem cheap and copied, and for that we have to add that last .5 to our original score of 4.5.

The song as it stands is not available, but as soon as it is, we’ll update with links.

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