True to form, Say Something Loving is a sparse, haunting ballad - but the lush instrumentation and heartfelt lyrics are a genuine departure for the notorious miserabilists. It really takes off in the last 60 seconds, as Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim twine their voices around an old soft rock sample (I'm itching to identify it, so if anyone can help, send me a tweet.)
The song is taken from the band's third album, I See You, which arrives a week on Friday. According to a press release, it was recorded in New York, Texas, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London. Which is a bit fancy, isn't it?