The Dears: We Can Have It
Murray Lightburn, The Dears enigmatic and ambitious frontman, has built a quietly smoldering pop classic wannabe with, "We Can Have It". His hazy somnolent opening vocal caresses you with his tale of woe and despair, displaying a more than passing knowledge of some of the 80's top Brit crooners. This vocal introduces the song until Lightburn pulls back and the band doubles up the tempo, the song instantly achieving an arms swaying in the air and then a sing-along quality. There is nothing radically different here, The Dears stay in their lanes getting the job done while mainman Lightburn streaks for the podium. Kind of like fellow Canuck bands Broken Social Scene and The Arcade Fire, without the indie eccentricites. The Dears display a classic pop sensibility in "We Can Have It."
It's not a classic, yet.