This is the fourth single to be dragged off of Embrace's Out Of Nothing album, and let us be perfectly honest - two good singles is probably about as much as you can expect (read: hope for) from an Embrace album.
Oasis are back in town (always a sure sign that Embrace are due to appear), but this time Embrace have noticed that something else is gaining popularity with the public. Ballads are in baby. Piano ballads. Wailing vocals. "Deep" lyrics. Anthemic choruses. Lighters in the air. Tears on cheeks. If it can work for Coldplay, Keane, or Snow Patrol (and weirdly there's even a hint of Rufus Wainwright) then surely it can work for Embrace.
But, somehow, they miss like AC Milan in a penalty shootout. This is ballad by numbers, and rather than sounding glorious, comes across as bland. It's wildly wide of the mark, and perhaps it signals a needed rest for McNamara and his comrades. Embrace taking time off? That would be a glorious day indeed.