For the past couple of years, Blaenavon’s rise has been an easy-does-it, drip-drip process. Without breaking formation, the teens have built on the foundations of their ‘Koso’ EP, shunned hype by finishing their exams, and now it’s time to hit launch.
‘I Will be the World’ is the firmest pointer yet for the trio’s inevitable world domination. Frontman Ben Gregory’s always had a way with words, but his hot-footed verses are a perfect counter to the frenzied musicianship defining this track. Like if Wild Beasts grew fangs and went on the prowl for prey, there’s a venomous streak to ‘I Will be the World’. It spits fire just when it appears to have settled into a groove. In the years since they started out, Blaenavon have turned into a full-bodied force.