'Still Life' is the first track to be released from The Horrors' third album, Skying. It feels hard to believe that the group of black-clad hairspray scensters who burst forth in 2005 are the same as the people who released 2009's Primary Colours and current album Skying, so deep is their musical transformation. Before they released the jaw droopingly grand 'Sea Within A Sea' in 2009, clocking in at ten minutes long it was a breathtaking homage to the krautrock movement, it was expansive in its repetitions, beating and looping itself into glory.
New track 'Skying' is harder to place, yet feels just as momentous as 'Sea Within A Sea' was, and subtly builds upon the band's redefined pallette from Primary Colours, less juddering, less intense musically, yet still emotionally versatile. It builds slowly towards its chorus, Faris intoning 'when you wake up / you will find me' yet really climaxes with the emotive stabs of horn at its close.