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Listen: Simian Ghost - "Never Really Knew"

30 May 2014, 09:45 | Written by Jim Fletcher

Taken from their recent album The Veil, Stockholm indie-poppers Simian Ghost proffer a gently uplifting take on heartache.

“Never Really Knew” is the antidote to a bad day at work, a rainy afternoon, or even heartbreak. It’s the latter that the song deals in, albeit sprinkled with shimmering, warm and optimistic indie-pop.

Opening up with a stuttering, head-nodding beat, the vocals shine and arch over the song, gilted by saccharine-sweet backing vocals. Like someone giving you ice cream and Dear John at the same time, it’s as bittersweet as it’s uplifting. That’s quite a trick.

The Veil is out now via Playground Music.

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