There’s no need to apologise. The only thing that Nothing But Thieves are guilty of lately is producing banger after banger – I pray they don’t slow down.
If you read my reviews, you will be accustomed to me seizing any possible opportunity that may arise to praise this band. If you observe their new releases from this year alone we are primarily greeted with Amsterdam. I won’t delve into excessive detail on this single as Aaron has already offered a detailed analysis in his review, but what I will say is that it is quality. We then have their second release of this year, Sorry and it really highlights how the band have migrated from strength to strength since their self-titled debut in 2015. We are enjoying a strong collection of singles build up in anticipation of their forthcoming LP, Broken Machine, which is set to release in September of this year.
I am fortunate enough to have already heard Nothing But Thieves perform Sorry live during their outstanding set at Community Festival 2017. I must admit that on this specific occasion I was left wanting more – perhaps due to a lack of familiarity with the track I was unable to sing along and engage in the way that I normally would. That being said, since indulging in the song on repeat all day I feel like I can really appreciate it – it’s one of those songs that if you sit down and really absorb the lyrics and their meaning – it really hits you hard.
The song takes the narrative of an impassioned cry out to love. It plays on the various insecurities that may surround the crushing demise of a relationship. Above all else, it is a plea for solidarity – to not be left alone. I feel like it is the kind of song that a lot of Nothing But Thieves’ following will be able to relate with in some way or another and will surely become a fans favourite of theirs live as a result of this. Sorry is a change in tempo from Amsterdam and if one were to access these singles having not been a fan of the band previously, they may automatically prefer the pulsating nature of the latter.
Nothing But Thieves have a plethora of stellar songs, and it appears as though that isn’t changing anytime soon. You should definitely give them a spin.