Hurts: Surrender (take 1)

Hurts: Surrender (take 1)

By Ryan Lathan

Hurts might have lost their little dark heart, but Surrender is still a rapturous collection of gospel-tinged pop pleasures. 9 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

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