Single Review: Slow Motion Heroes – “Resolution”

SMH artwork ResolutionCork based five piece Slow Motion Heroes’ most recent single ‘Resolution’ is the first track to be lifted from the groups’ forthcoming debut album, which will be out later this year courtesy of Ireland’s Fifa Records.

Slow Motion Heroes is made up of – Barry McAuliffe: vox, Dan Breen: guitar/vox, Joe Jolley: piano/vox, Antoine Madiot: hammond organ/bass/vox and ex-Cyclefly (flashback!) drummer Jean-Michel Cavallo.

‘Resolution’ opens with a haunting yet prominent hammond organ note, and is accompanied by McAuliffe’s downtrodden delivery, which when combined set the rather melancholic tone.

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There is a definitive dark edge to the lyrical content, as lines such as: “The joke is on us/seems like we’re blessed with this curse”, “Ï’ll swim I won’t sink/take my pill so I don’t have to think” and the chorus of: “Things will never change” clearly show.

They all seem to point to the downward spiral of the main character, and as a result could well highlight such inner demons as depression, addiction and being stuck in a seemingly endless rut, which he is failing to escape from.

Yes ‘Resolution’ is a tune that combines angst, despair and heartbreak, but it also includes an overpowering sense of melody throughout, a fact that highlights Slow Motion Heroes’ soon to be released full length record is one to look forward too.

Watch “Resolution” below:

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