As if scoring a distressingly unsteady red-eye flight, 'Speaking in Silver' is held aloft by syncopated beeps and a rippling pad progression that conveys butterflies in the stomach, with only fleet-footed tick percussion keeping it moving forward. An electrolyzed bass line and turbulent chord stabs reshape the pads' melody and size, breaking apart the progression into singular notes which reverberate inside the cabin. B-side 'Morning Singer' is a bit more confident and dancefloor-oriented. Built on hissing rhythms and a dark, ensnaring motif, the track emerges from the swampy atmosphere sloshing at its base with a few invigorating peaks of melody.
Perhaps playing a little too eagerly to listeners' expectations of these two artists, this single will certainly not change anyone's feelings toward the pairing. That aside, 'Speaking In Silver's varied sides achieve their aims, creating an unsettling tone and an ass-shaking environment.