A timeless offering that fits in today’s modern world perfectly, ‘Always Late’ is the latest anthem from indie rock band The Horn. Encapsulated in layers of swaying rhythms and dreamy-eyed melodies; the listener will be drawn into the anaphoric retelling of the many, many times where punctuality has failed the hapless protagonist at the heart of ‘Always Late’. I
Offering the backstory to ‘Always Late’ is quite naturally the man behind the words, Nick True, who explains that: “I am always late to literally everything, it’s because I’m always doing two things at once and so is Jonny, so I started to write it about me then midway through I made it about us both. That was a fun thing to do, so when I first played it to Jonny [Taylor] he laughed and then helped me polish it.
We have such a great writing vibe – we sit down together and just bounce off each other, adding and deleting lines, words, chords and sections and at the end look back at what we did and have a drink to celebrate it. I read recently how Paul McCartney said he and John Lennon used to always come up with something; it’s the same with me and Jonny, somehow we always come up with something, it’s not always good of course, but sometimes we are happy and ‘Always Late’ was one of those happy moments.”
It’s a relatable single with a powerful message.