Published Feb 17, 2008Its never an enviable task for a band to follow-up a flawless single. The difficulty in bettering or even just matching the spark of that perfect predecessor is always doubtful, so what better way to cushion the blow than to name that tune "Ordinary Song? Well, actually, thats a terrible idea, but thats the position the Little Ones now find themselves in with the first single from their highly anticipated debut album, The Morning Tide, whichll arrive via Astralwerks on April 15. The bands first release, 2006s Sing Song was a rare occurrence an EP that delivered five equally and instantly likeable songs of the utmost sun-shining harmonies, and one absolute corker of a single, Lovers Who Uncover, which to me deserves a third commercial release until its recognised for its brilliance. Luckily "Ordinary Song doesnt suffer the obvious fate something so boldly titled deserves. Instead, the Cali boys give more of the same pleasurable pop goodness that as we suspected doesnt come close to rivalling "Lovers Who Uncover. It builds and builds and builds, but the chorus settles on anti-climactic wellbeing, which the breakdown towards the end manages to elevate ever so slightly. That said, its still rather enjoyable to say the least, and theres still an entire album that could do such a thing, but isnt that usually supposed to be the first singles job? Oh well
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The Little Ones "Ordinary Song