God save all the people whose lives we have betrayed
See, Send Away the Tigers? This is how you do a throwback to your past. A Secret Society is the first example of the band’s desire to rock a bit more and bit more youthfully again after the solemn Lifeblood era.
Each line is a sloganeering punchline, the chorus is a 1-2 punch of shouty shoutalong jumpalong goodness. The music’s very, very simple and guitar-heavy but doesn’t abandon what the band has learned during its years of activity – nice little details spark up here and there (man I love those handclaps) and James uses his mature charm to sound charismatic. Add some epic climaxing and the three-minute punk rock party anthem is ready to be enjoyed thoroughly.
Love the double-tracking of vocals throughout the song, love the chorus in all its silly simplistic rage. Lolrandom Libertines reference is random. It’s not the sort of song that’s gonna change the world but it’s a good nearly three minutes of fun bouncy rock done in a really good manner.