WOTT faves PANGS have released a new track entitled “Someplace” that seems to continue their successful stylistic undertakings last heard on their Vanishing Point EP released in November of 2017. The song is a quiet one but contains a building tension throughout, despite a lack of release.
The dual female/male vocals echoing the same lyrics of yearning and meeting in the titular Someplace is a nice touch for the vague narrative of the track. There’s multiple interpretations to be made here – could they be talking about space travel “through the ozone layer”? Or are they contemplating somewhere even further beyond, perhaps the Great Beyond?
It’s only a single track but really speaks to the strengths of the band as of late. I know they’re capable of upbeat and danceable tracks but these slower jams are really working for them.