Born Ruffians :: "Needle"

Born Ruffians singer, Luke LaLonde borrows some of the Fleet Foxes chord resolution catalog on the opening movement of lead single, "Needle". Singing crushing lines like "I belong to no one / a song without an album," his soaring, tweaking and crystalline tenor lays over a series of sparse guitar chords. Of course, "Needle" is a love song, and LaLonde concludes, "I belong with no one / you belong with me." Eventually erupting into stomping mid-tempo jam, "Needle" finds the band at their most ambitious yet, full of hooks and a pathos about learning to remember the right things, hay in the pursuit of needles.

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