Like Florence and The Machine if Florence and The Machine were cool.
Dreampop trio The Walking Sticks have just dropped the video to their latest track, the pop-ready The News.
It’s one of those tracks that begins as it doesn’t mean to go on, feeling a little bit awkwardly put together at parts. But then the chorus hits and everything changes. It’s a controlled explosion of synth-pop colour that fills every inch of space previously untouched and sweeps up any unconvinced ears in its powerful waves of beauty. Melodic yet powerful, it crashes through the speakers.
The video is pretty understated, focusing more on frontwoman Chelsea Lea and the use of colour than anything else. But if ever a song was able to stand on its own two feet, it’s this.