The Kooks are out to prove to us that they are in this business for the long haul. Their newest single/video Broken Vow is one of the two new songs from their recently released album The Best Of…So Far. As with all The Kooks recent music, Broken Vow leads us into another direction from previous music, showing this band isnt afraid to take chances ( of course I knew this, they have been my faves for a good 10 years now ).
Less pop based than the previous Be Who You Are, Broken Vow is sultry and slinky, a perfect showcase for Luke Pritchard’s vocals. ( Can we talk about that stunning bridge toward the end??) Add in some breathtaking choir type backing vocals, Alexis’s perfectly timed drumming and chords from Pete’s bass and Hugh’s guitar, along with the icy look of the video, its a winning combo.