Still riding high as the creator one of my favourite albums of the year with ‘Fin’, John Talabot hits all the right notes here with new track ‘Braves’, written with frequent collaborator Pional for the upcoming Divina Pastora Marathon in Valencia. Continuing the rich, melodic house that made the album shine, the duo manage to successfully aovid the inherent pitfalls that many artists encounter trying to write music for sports events; i.e. the tune sounds neither a) contrived, b) shit or c) both (congratulations Muse, you fall nicely into category C with the Freddie Mercury baiting piece of tosh that is ‘Survival’).
Top marks then to JT and Pional - you can now stand proudly alongside New Order as fine pureveyors of sporting soundtracks:
You can download ‘Braves’ for free here