Kodaline, ‘All I Want’ – Song Review
Irish quartet Kodaline, gearing up for a tour with the Airborne Toxic Event, are riding the folk wave stateside with their new single, 'All I Want.' The melancholy lyrics juxtapositioned with a relatively sunny melody make for a unique listen that's undoubtedly going to get stuck in your head.
The song, from their self-titled debut EP (dropping April 23), will likely be reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons or the Lumineers for first-time listeners, but Kodaline maintain their own spin on their sound. It's somewhat minimalist, but the track builds about 3:40 seconds in with a "whoa-oh" refrain during the bridge.
Incorporating a heartwrenching falsetto, singer Steve Garrigan croons, "All I want is nothing more / To hear you knocking at my door / 'Cause if i could see your face once more / I could die as a happy man I'm sure / When you said your last goodbye / I died a little bit inside / I lay in tears in bed all night / Alone without you by my side."
The song is soft and goes down smoothly like an Irish coffee -- it gives you a buzz and some energy, but it's ultimately relaxing. Sounds about right, doesn't it?
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