“Next Summer,” the second single from Choir of Young Believers’ Ghostly debut This Is for the White in Your Eyes, is an exercise in larger-than-life musical gestures and classical drama. Employing high-altitude violins, booming orchestral percussion, and a steady procession of winsome melodies, Jannis Makrigiannis and his band shout the chorus’ bittersweet warning (“Next summer, I will return / I’ll be there / I’ll break your heart”) with terrifying conviction. As always, Jannis’ silvery tenor is the centerpiece, and when he whispers, “you’re so dramatic when you call,” it’s unclear whether he’s referencing the song’s central romantic conflict, or his own talent for eliciting exquisitely heightened emotions.

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  • Ghostly International
  • GIDG-22
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  • Digital
  • release date:
  • July 14, 2009
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