There’s a hint of the ‘Harvest‘ era Neil Young about the new release from the UK’s own Palomino Kings – all brushed drums and acoustic guitar with slide guitar and piano nudging things along when needed. ‘Long Way Down‘ takes a more laid-back approach musically compared to the band’s more usual rocking edge that had been exhibited on their last few singles. It’s a return, the Palomino Kings say “to the feel of their more intimate acoustic led performances.” And as you listen you’ll surely agree a welcome return, marrying a rich warm tone with words tinged with melancholy and regret.
It’s a song about reconnecting with what’s important in life – taking a step back to realise that an endless pursuit of money can mean giving up the things that matter right now, and that time will never wait for you to be ready. “Tick-tock” says that laughing harlequin as it robs you of emotional connections left untended.