“Where’s your heart gone
And where’s your soul?
Where did all of your faith go?
And where’s that old spark, a failure stole?
Well I bet we’ll find it in no time at all.”

I do not write often enough about how much I love Mute Math, or how excited I am by the promise of new material this summer.

Also, they’re funny on Twitter.
Lately I’ve been catching up on their live footage (which is insane, between Darren King being an octopus and Paul Meany crawling on the crowds) and random B-sides. Still I always come back to the closing track, “In No Time,” on “Odd Soul,” a wonderfully energized and enigmatic record, inventive with is sound and bold in its direction. This song is an easy standout. Something about the organ sound here strikes me as very Coldplay but it is far less pretentious, and is really something of a wind down after the whirlwind of the second half of the record. I love the patient-until-its-not build, with steady beats, hypnotic repetition and a melodic outro. This is one of those songs where the instrumentation tells the story as much as the lyrics, the story of rising from some sort of depths into back where you’re supposed to be. Taken as a whole, it is uplifting, without being sappy or syrupy. It acknowledges the broken things and identifies the only way to fix them: time.

“Where’s your nerve gone
And where’s your hope?
And where’s that sunrise you’ve been waiting for?
And where’s that one day you got it all?
Well I bet we’ll find it in no time at all
We’ll find it in no time,
We’ll find it in no time,
We’ll find it in no time,
We’ll find it in no time at all.

When the wars start falling on the world you had
Just hold tight, in no time we can get it back
When the skies come crashing on the world you had
Just hold tight, in no time we can get it back

We can get it back

We can get it back
We can get it back.”

~In No Time
Mute Math, Odd Soul