Harker - Out The Window

Out The Window

Quick! We only have two minutes and five seconds to talk about Harker’s birthday gift to me, ‘Out The Window’. They smack straight in with a thick wall of guitars, but there are surprises around the corner.

After the raging first verse, the sun burns through with the melodic chorus. The contrast between these two sections creates a special hair-raising moment. The chorus never appears in the same outfit, it has different incarnations throughout the 125 seconds of brilliance.

The post-chorus two-bar is equally endowed with a variety of apparitions. The first time around it’s just a lone guitar string, following the chorus progression. The second post-chorus is a mini interlude, not quite a middle eight, nor a bridge; certainly not a solo. Then we’re back into the chorus and ending on a reflection of the first few moments of the song, with a twist in the drum beat.

Harker have given us a perfectly brilliant example of darkness and light with this song. It flirts on the edges of the grunge revival, though it has moments of complexity that fall well outside that box.

Brighton has always been good to us!

Watch Harker – ‘Out The Window’.

Written by Fenton on

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.

Discover More Music