This Will Sweep You Away

Moving and emotional as ever, Damien Rice's latest single pulls on the heartstrings in every way; should you resist the touching lyrics, "We do what we need to be free, and it leans on me like a rootless tree" then the crashing chorus will sweep you away with its emotional turmoil unseating you like a tsunami. The gravity of emotion on Rice's records has always been astounding, but the move from rippling pianos and soft-spoken words to impassioned despair on 'Rootless Tree' is especially striking. Abrasive and powerful, this is a definite peak point on Rice's recent album '9' and a wonderful choice of single that will sweep newcomers to Rice's touching and raw songwriting away.