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Gyrating into life with its fluctuating bassline and the otherworldly – not to mention slightly unnatural – sound of frontman Greg Gilbert’s quivering falsetto, before launching into a chorus so huge it sounds as though it was beamed down from Jake Shears’ glistening mirrorball mothership, the whole song brims with a new-found confidence and sassiness. It’s a swaggering, cocksure mini-epic, and if they didn’t look like such wholesome boys and write swoonsome lines like “Maybe/This is the moment to pray, dear/But I’d rather lay by your side” – we’d swear it could’ve been written and recorded on a potent brew of Viagra, MDMA and champagne cocktails. All told, the first great comeback single of 2006.
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