Plants And Animals have returned to the rock ‘n’ roll fold with a familiar, yet refreshing odour about them. The Montreal-based songwriting trio have been busy building up a cult following in recent years, becoming known for their power-driven live performances and diverse discography. Their new single, Sacrifice, is the first release from the band in over four years and is taken from their forthcoming album due to be released later this year.
Sacrifice starts with a sombre undertone to it, with the lyrics taking a view on the sacrifices that people make for social acceptance and approval. The abrupt transitions between the verse and chorus have a dark and light feel to them, which perfectly contrasts with the theme of the track, giving an unpredictability to the tune with its intricate fills on the drums and thudding bass line. This gritty and sonically solid tone that Plants And Animals have created is almost reminiscent of Queens Of The Stone Age, with a driven and spontaneous feel to the song.
Experts in their craft, Plants And Animals’ Sacrifice is a burst of unapologetic energy with an underlying thump to it that demands a repeated listen.