This may well take several listens to sink in the way previous releases have,but it's impressive as it grows into something special.
I was taken by surprise by the amount of falsettos in this,but it works with Alex's vocals doing their usual thing,naturally sounding more mature.
Clearly the band have grown up a lot since their stunning debut,so rather than singing about love's that could be or are,the lyrics come across as someone pensive,almost drowing in memories of loves that were. With songs of hope for reigniting old flames and looking at love from a different angle to what a younger version of themselves would,this may not have the in your face attitude of their early work,but work it does.
A band still growing strong with the usual quirky lyrics and some new idea thrown in and riffs to make many a band jealous,this may not be what some fans were hoping for,but it's clearly the same band as previous years,one not afraid to try out new things. Seriously,give it a few listens,if it doesn't appeal at first. After a few listens,i was left respecting their genius.