Before July of this year, the last time fans heard from indie pop duo Sparky’s Magic Piano was nearly 15 years ago. In 2007, they released their debut album, Feel the Beat and Do it Anyway!, which received reviews that the duo claimed were “better than we dared hope.” After that, they released a couple singles, like the festive “The Escape From Aled Jones,” and then went on hiatus. In July of this year, Sparky’s Magic Piano came back to roll out singles from their sophomore album, starting with “Hanging for the Bang” and “Last Supper.” Even after so much time, the duo are as creative and exciting as ever, which shows on their latest offering, “Tiny Shiny Shoes.”
With “Tiny Shiny Shoes,” Sparky’s Magic Piano walk us through times of uncertainty. Over a colorful indie pop production filled with bright riffs and playful melodies, we hear about a relationship in which one person wants to take things slow and the other wants to speed things up. This comes through in the chorus, where we hear through delicate vocals, “When I wanted you close, you said slow down / When I needed you here, you said slow down.” You can check it out below.
“Tiny Shiny Shoes” comes from the duo’s sophomore album, Never Twice The Same Colour. Out today, the album contains 11 tracks that showcase what the world was like for Sparky’s Magic Piano over the last three years. You can listen to the album on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.