When you and me did nothing but smile
Send Away the Tigers’ halfway climax comes in the form of a big, epic ballad anthem about emotional lows and nostalgic memories. Calm verses, giant choruses, it’s all quite the familiar territory. But it is good however. It kinda highlights one of Tigers’ saving throws that even when the band is on auto-drive, the band we are talking about are still Manic Street Preachers.
A lot of the reason why it works so well is all the little instrumental nifty things: the echoing guitar line, the cold and rigid drumbeat during the verses and, you know, I do love a well-done big epic anthem chorus. Music blasts high, James puts on his “gorgeous loud bastard” style and so forth. For some reason whenever I listen to the full album it doesn’t work on me as well but whenever I happen to give it a separate listen I’m reminded how good it really is. Go figure.
Primarily written by Sean.