Taken from their wonderful new album "I Blame Society", The Ballet's new single is a perfect little package of synthpop. It's a cute story of a make-believe world in which Greg Goldberg can "turn" anyone he chooses gay.*
This song fair throbs with intent, but is at the same coy and distant, as Goldberg sits in the corner of the nightclub almost consoling himself at how unjust the world is. And he leaves on his on his on his own and goes home and he cries and he has a pie.
B-side 'Time Machine' is another song of yearning and the desire to change someone, but is a delightful, fluffy folly, which has the most addictive keyboard line perhaps ever written.
I can't say I've ever really paid much attention to The Ballet, and more fool me. You should not only buy this excellent single, but also invest time, money, and all your worldly emotion in 'I Blame Society'. Pop music this affecting rarely gets the audience it deserves; make sure you don't miss out.
*someone should make this into a film.