Midlake – Core of Nature (2010)

Midlake‘s third album, The Courage of Others (2010), is sumptuously melancholic – rich melodies and harmonies almost dripping with feelings of sadness and regret. It’s a very consistent album which makes for a satisfying experience and this song represents the whole nicely, whilst switching between six* time and seven time.

*or maybe three, but I decided I preferred to think of it in sixes, to go with the sevens – although I must say I hoped to find a better established origin of the phrase “at sixes and sevens“…