The Concretes add a touch of class to the otherwise fairly grotty surroundings of The Lexington’s dressing room. Stripped down to a three piece, they performed a haunting rendition of ‘My Ways’ from their current – career best – long player WYWH just hours before they took to a London stage for the first time in four years.
Dropping the tempo and shedding the pulsing disco beats of the original; the lyrics laid bare like an open wound – the sadness in Lisa Milberg’s voice causing that heart stopping moment where you forget to breath. It’s the simplistic honesty of the song that cuts so deep: “we’ve lost what we once had and I just don’t think we can get it back” – we’ve all been there and this is a bittersweet reminder.
WYWH is out now on Something In Construction.