‘Grim Cinema’ probably goes down as the record’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll showstopper with the kind of raucous jangling made famous by the likes of Harry Nilsson and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Philadelphian singer-songwriter Brian Christinzio presents a masterclass in vocal register gymnastics – and one hell of a pole vault as he soars into the track’s chorus. It’s an anthemic explosion that seems to come from nowhere.
Nestling into the middle of an album that often explores introversion and despondency, ‘Grim Cinema’ comes as a refreshing and enthralling change of pace that forms the centrepiece of a piece of work that feels therapeutic from start to finish.
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