Have to say, Porcelain are a bit of a mystery, other than their manifesto, which is, they say, “A counterpoint to today’s prevailing celebrity culture… Faceless mannequins and androgynous dolls symbolise our wish not to be defined by labels.” A low profile will be hard to maintain with songs like Last Word, though!
Last Word takes trip-hop and adds some distinctly ethereal and soulful flavours into the mix, mainly through a divine vocal performance. Playing with boundaries and preconceptions, paying homage to the sound of Massive Attack while creating a more intimate, conceptual approach to this most flexible of genres, Porcelain take some tried and trusted ingredients and turns them into something new.
Porcelain say this about the song: “Last Word is about the entanglement of two people. A conflict between the finality of the end and the impact of a past that binds them together. It hails a salute to ‘everything’ that once was, beauty, pain, creation and destruction fading out to nothing but the last word.”