You Can Turn It Off
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Astronauts - You Can Turn It Off
Following reasonably warmly on the heels of February’s Hype Machine chart-bothering lead single ‘Civil Engineer’, ‘You Can Turn It Off’ is arguably a subtler affair, a plaintive, plinking question mark of a song. Ornately layered “Crosby, Stills & Nash via the Thames Estuary” vocal harmonies swirl soothingly over a simple glockenspiel-and-piano-augmented progression. Like all of Dan’s best stuff, it’s melodically satisfying, memorable, and slightly psychically unsettling, the repeated assertion that, whatever happens, “you can take it all away, you can turn it off” imbuing the gently optimistic chord changes and airy, reflective feel with a compelling ambiguity.