“’And Then We Had Nothing At All‘ is perhaps the most epic and ambitious song we’ve recorded so far. At over seven minutes long it defies the typical conventions of a single but it’s power, beauty and grandeur was something we felt needed its own space.” explains Ward. It’s a sound that feels totally organic and blissfully simplistic, yet stylishly layered and polished, simultaneously. “A kaleidoscope of swirling reverse synths, dusty samples from my mother’s children’s music classes, pounding drums and sweeping violin… we really threw the kitchen sink at this one.”
Lyrically, Stafford touches on a seemingly darkening impression of the future – in which the struggle between overanalysing the present or consciously turning a blind eye to the problems we face, can create a stunned ambivalence towards each.
It’s a delicate and emotional issue that people have struggled with universally – and one that Dark Dark Horse explore powerfully.