POISON CUP by M. Ward.
M. Ward's "Post-War" disappointed me a little, to be honest. Too many of the songs feel like they're building up to a big climax if only because he's got more money this time around and wants his arrangements to fit an extra violin or guest backup singer or whatever. The songs are too big.
Having said that, the opening track, Poison Cup, just about makes you understand what he was going for. It's a cinematic, sweeping, love song that benefits from the more treatment, but also has a sense of restraint that preserves the energy in the song.
("She said 'If love / If Love / Is a poison cup / Then drink it up")
Verdict: It's no At Last, but an interesting, inspired choice from Chris and Katie to introduce themselves as a couple. Have a good weekend!
Photo: Cousins at Easter.