For Fans Of
The air of anticipation surrounding
the release of Circa Survive’s sophomore record has been huge. Recent
interviews with the band had various members throwing around terms like
“refined” and “more cohesive song writing”, which had some long
terms concerned that the band had traded in their epic sound scapes
for safe pop songs.
Well Circa fans, I’m happy to
report that not only is the band’s trademark sound intact, but the
songs contained within “On Letting Go” are the groups finest to
In today’s musical landscape,
writing a full length album can be a hard task. Fans want you to progress
from your original concept and give them something new to listen to,
but at the same time, if you change your sound too drastically then
your band will be met with criticism.
With “On Letting Go”, Circa
Survive has struck a healthy balance between old and new. They have
written the perfect second record – one that has capitalised on all
of Juturna’s (their debut) strength’s without alienating their existing
“Living Together” is the perfect
album opener – driving drums, wailing guitars and Anthony Green’s
trademark vocals combine for what is my favourite Circa Survive tune
so far. While “The Greatest Lie” isn’t as upbeat as “Living
Together”, it’s still a powerful song in its own way.
If I was to write about every
track individually we’d be here all day, but I want to make mention
of the title track “On Letting Go”. The chorus hook and the atmospheric
guitar work is one of the highlights of an amazingly consistent record.
I don’t care who releases a
record this year, because it’s going to be next to impossible top
Circa Survive’s latest effort. Put this album on through headphones
and enjoy the ride!
- Living Together
- In The Morning And
- The Greatest Lie
- The Difference Between
Medicine And Poison Is In The Dose
- Travel Hymn
- Semi Constr