Most track reviews of new songs by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart revolve around use of one or more of the following words: poppy, jangly, innocent, bright. “The One” doesn’t deviate too far from that formula, but manages to make a little room for variation in the form of a knotty lead guitar part that spirals into near-solo territory around halfway through the song. There’s also an especially hushed vocal performance from Kip Berman on display here, which culminates in a nice example of multi-tracking during the bridge. Give it a listen below courtesy of Drowned In Sound.
“The One” appears on the B-side of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s new single, “Heart In Your Heartbreak,” which is being released by Slumberland on Dec. 14.