Aquilo is one of those bands that we’ve been following since they debuted and one of those bands that keep surprising us and keep sounding better and better. Which makes the announcement of their new EP, their third, an intriguing one as it is named after and will feature their first ever track, “Calling Me”.
Can they keep on getting better and better by releasing their first ever song again? We could be on the cusp of some wibbly wobbly, timey wimey paradoxical stuff that could bring about the end of the universe here. Or it could be a re-worked, re-mastered version of the song that made us fall in love with them in the first place.
In the meantime (while the space-time continuum steels itself against the coming confusion) Tom and Ben have treated us to “Better Of Without You”. It’s not a Summer Camp cover (though that would be awesome) but a surprising (told you) soulful, R&B infused track that is more Sade than they’ve given us previously. It is a bit more pop than before too with a gorgeous falsetto chorus that is made for hand-clenching and emoting as you sing along in the shower.
As you would expect, it is fantastic and if they are about to bring forth the collapse of the universe, it’s a pretty good way to go.