On this follow-up, the foursome maintains pop perfection and pure happiness with ‘Scar’ (video below), and their ambient psychedelic side is showcased on ‘Moonrabbit’.
Elsewhere, they cut a new path and express dark emotions for perhaps the first time in their career – at least to a properly palpable level.
There’s sincerity to the anguished vocals on ‘Promises’ and ‘Island Living’ has a wall of morose bass that evokes Thom Yorke’s solo stuff.
This eclecticism of emotion expressed instrumentally and lyrically is indicative of a matured songwriting style, and absorbs the listener at every turn.
Words: Cai Trefor
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