This Is Real is a quietly triumphant return to form for The Enemy. The song really signals a turning point in the story of celebrated Coventry trio The Enemy.
Their newest offering marks a more mature side to Tom Clarke’s song writing; more quiet ambition than madcap frustration, as reflected in old favourites Away From Here and Had Enough. Instead it seems that the boys might finally be happy with the hand that fate has dealt them.
Taken from the bands’ third album Streets in the Sky, the single features all the classic traits of a true Enemy song, but lacks a little Midlands punch. Building slowly, it launches into an anthemic chorus, with Tom’s distinctive vocals backed by heavy drums and rugged guitars.
Fans won’t be disappointed; Richard and Judy will be proud!