Prizefighter (Lockdown Demo)

‘Nothing changes and I’m still with you,’ the lyrics reach out to hug us as the song bursts into life. It’s been a long time since our last slice of fabulist delight… but it just tastes sweeter.

The rhythmic synth tones and guitar stabs give us a refreshing eighties bubble alongside a rolling beat that drives us onwards into a song that keeps getting richer. The vocals, as you’d expect from the Delays, give us melodies and harmonies that float heavenly towards a melancholy chorus. This is a song that channels how we’re all feeling right now and it’s beautiful. Long-time Delays fans are well advised to listen during a spell of that spring-time rain.

While the song takes us on a figurative journey, the video takes us on a literal one. What can I say. It’s fitting.


Watch Delays – Prizefighter

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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