Paul Van Dyke’s latest single has a thumping distorted bass introduction leading into rhythmic silences and then back again to thumping distorted bass. Everywhere, is a complete dance track. The heavy percussion disappears around the two minute mark and moody vocals that subdue the previously established energy. The only issue here is that, because of the removal of the dance elements, whatever is being whisper sung gets elevated to a poetic importance. The vocals last a minute by themselves and then the track resumes.

The track is solid, but the lyrics are a distraction and almost comical.

“Fingers made of hanger wire/all curled and tangled up/trace circles made by coffee cups/left on the table top” is grade school metaphor.

[rating: 3.5]