It feels like forever (two and a half years to be exact) since we first got ridiculously overexcited by the debut album from Manchester electro denizens, Delphic. Now, at last, they have returned with a huge track that takes the band on from where Acolyte left off, and looks to fill a stadium with its anthemic sound.
An Olympic stadium to be precise as the new single, “Good Life” is one of many to be chosen to soundtrack this summer’s sporting extravaganza. It’s not surprising really, close your eyes and imagine a slickly edited athletics montage as you listen.
Smiling athletes, tense athletes, sportsmen and women all enjoying the moment of being in good old London town. “We wait/we wait/we wait/we wait” they sing, and the athletes wait with us before the track explodes into life and the footage will change to actual hard-fought competition. Winners and losers, glorious failures and soaring successes, all backed by the band’s customary euphoric synths, high energy guitars and precision drum patterns. It’s a brilliant, uplifting track, almost as if Delphic and the Olympics were made for each other.
Welcome back guys, it’s been too long, now can we have album number two please?
“Good Life” is released on 23 July and can be pre-ordered from iTunes now.
Oh boy, this is good – Delphic Review