It’s strange reviewing music that is intensely personal. For me, listening to Brian Wilson or Sparklehorse, feels like an intrusion into their privacy. I get as nervous around the music of Troy Irons.
The singing here sways back and forth like the ocean on a rainy day. But, it’s the lyrics that are central to the song’s appeal. Part Lillith Fair, part PTSD confessional, Thorns is not a single that can be accused of lacking depth.
And, if that’s not enough for the alternative rock crowd, the loud guitars and drums of break section, will threaten to break your back.