The Universe Expanded

Album: Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013)
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  • This song finds Alex Kapranos imagining erasing the pain of an unhappy relationship by reversing time until the couple part "as happy strangers." The song starts with loops of cut-up organ and guitar played backwards before a spooky riff drives it on. Kapranos told NME: "We recorded it in Sweden with Bjorn of Peter Bjorn and John, but it was too beautiful so then we took it back to Scotland to f--k it up a bit."

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