Middle Kids “So Long, Farewell, I’m Gone”

The last song on an album should always be an epic. It should encapsulate everything that’s come before it, while at the same time steamrolling everything that’s come before it. It usually lasts about 5 minutes, to allow time for maximum self-indulgence, self-importance, and complete awesome-ness  ( ex: “Day in the Life”, “Champagne Supernova”, “Purple Rain”). Sydney’s Middle Kids have just released their eagerly awaited debut album “Lost Friends” and as expected it’s a fine thing but want to acknowledge “So Long…”, the closing track, for keeping the aforementioned tradition alive. While it’s only 3 minutes and 25 seconds long, it’s the complete embodiment of a nutso closing track. I can only liken it to freakin’ Celine Dion fronting Explosions in the Sky. It’s a singular space alien in a world full of “normal” people, trying to figure shit out, and it’s going to smother us all…which is to say, it’s really good.

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