“We tell tales to be known,” it opens, joined by backing vocals like the ambient noise of a town square and a chattering beat. Condon sounds distant, sombre, even as the song itself is almost joyous. It’s the feeling of a celebration with someone you won’t see again for a long time, or the sound of a song that reminds you of the last place you felt lost. This is the line the album walks and Condon treads it beautifully.
Gallipoli is out February 1 via 4AD/Remote Control.
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