Black is the third track to be taken from Ist Ist's forthcoming debut album Architecture, accompanied by an unsettling video that sees a woman haunted by the ghosts of her past.
Black is already a live favourite with Ist Ist's fanbase having been part of their live set for the past year. The song has a sense of dark unachievable romance - "I can't make the clouds clear for you, there's nothing that I'd rather do, I can't make the seasons change for you, there's nothing I'd rather do"- that leads into the resigned chorus that comes late in the song - "what's left is only black, black, black." The music is contrast is upbeat, strident and confident, a hook line in the verses of the sort you'll find yourself humming to and it concludes with an instrumental section where Joel Kay's drums come to the fore.
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Architecture is available to pre-order from their shop.
They play Manchester Ritz (February 29, supporting Ladytron) before their album tour calling at Nottingham Bodega (May 6), Bristol Louisiana (7), London The Grace (8), Manchester Academy 2 (9), Birmingham Dead Wax (13), Sheffield Record Junkee (14) and Glasgow Broadcast (16).