False Priest – I Would Love To Speak In Tongues
With a celebratory yet bluesy style is the duality of False Priest’s “I Would Love To Speak In Tongues”. The full throttle sound works to the song’s benefit while it swims along at an incredible speed. Grooves have a hypnotic quality to them for the way that the group lets the sound layer until it becomes an ornate elaborate series of structures adds to the piece’s overwhelming all-consuming power. Resting deep within the song’s heart are the powerful lyrics which heighten the song’s disoriented giddy style. Indeed, the refrain of “I don’t myself with this/I don’t trust myself one bit” adds the piece’s overall hesitancy. By letting this collide alongside the song’s swinging rhythms, the song covers quite a bit of ground.
Bass introduces the track. From there the song unfurls its great flag as the groove settles down quite quickly. The guitar work has a distinctly western twang to it before the vocalist comes on into the mix. When the chorus enters the equation the unease of the song’s subject matter becomes apparent for the way of the song is one which questions everything. Indeed, this discomfort grows bigger and bigger. About halfway through the piece the guitar takes over, showing off an impressive solo. For the finale though it all comes together, revealing the strings that had always been such an integral part of the sound.
False Priest allows for anxiety and fun to coexist side by side on the strange energetic transmission of “I Would Love To Speak In Tongues”.