Within seconds of listening to the first track off of Balance and Composure’s newest album, Light We Made, I was entirely submerged in brisk guitars, icy vocals, and breezy melodies that will haunt me for days.
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The Pennsylvania indie rock band has produced a dark and creamy bouquet of night drive soundtracks. Slated for release on October 7 via Vagrant Records, Light We Made Introduces a seemingly new side of the band that surpasses the band’s previous grit and guttural tendencies while still doing them justice in their writing brilliance.
The intro track titled “Midnight Zone” is silky and sensual while also remaining incredibly moody.
“Afterparty” is a fast-paced song in comparison with tastefully muddy guitars and crispy bass lines.
The fourth track titled “For a Walk” offers an obscure electronic and bass heavy dynamic with filtered masochistic-sounding vocals. Sonically speaking, the song is a sexually-charged medley with dark connotations.
The band released a music video for “Postcard” just over a month ago, which has a tinge of 1980s New Wave with slightly monotone vocals to create a droning feel that just works.
It isn’t often that people, especially myself, find albums that are goosebump-inducing and exciting for the entirety of the tracklisting. Balance and Composure have something to be proud of– something that sets the bar for all other indie and alternative bands in the industry. Well done, boys.