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The Open : Just Want To Live
There's a solor eclipse as this massive single crosses the sky...
Timing is everything in pop, and given that this record is lucky enough to be coming out in time for not one but TWO sporting events whipping us all into a state of triumphalist fervour, this should barrel upper-chartwards and guarantee Rickenbacker-shaped swimming pools for all concerned. There is no limit to its shameless anthemicity - a million broken campus romances will be healed to this, a million sports-clips montages extolling the predatory genius of Wayne Rooney will use this as a score, and it may even join Nick Drake's 'Northern Sky' in accompanying the first kiss in an amiable John Cusack romantic comedy. To gnash your teeth about this shamelessness would be rather like bemoaning the body count in Starship Troopers. It is big.
It is impressive. Deal with it.
There is no mountain peak on Earth high enough for the setting of the video that should rightfully accompany this. They'd have to shoot it on the moon or something.
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