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Another thickly layered number with a fairly punk rock feel to it.
A few seconds of break-neck baroque violin lead the song off before being joined by meaty, down-stroke guitar chords.
Guitarist Richard Reed Parry provides the lead melody by the way of some screeching pitch-bends buried under layers of reverb and distortion. It's also the first time on the album that vocalist Régine Chassagne takes the lead vocal, with Butler backing up her every word.
However, at times Empty Room feels a little like Arcade Fire by numbers and lyrically it's one of the album's less exciting tracks. It’s certainly no dud but it is one of The Suburbs’ less memorable moments.