I absolutely adore The Twilight Sad‘s last two albums Forget The Night Ahead and Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, but now they have a brand spanking new album out entitled No One Can Ever Know. The big headline with the new album is that it is a dramatic detour from their previous albums.
The Twilight Sad was concerned that they were going to fall into one sound and wear it out. They were afraid they weren’t ever going to break out and get new fans with the same old sound. There is something to be said about that strategy. So this new album is that calculated that many bands take, to create a new sound. That’s what makes indie rock so great; the constant innovation and self-improvement for the sole purpose of rock.
No One Can Ever Know doesn’t have the wall of sound style, instead that has been replaced with some clever keyboard work. The result is a sort of eighties – ish sound, but it still has that dark edge that is so intriguing. Ultimately though, I am not immediately taken by No One Can Ever Know. I find myself forcing myself to listen to it, to try to work out what it’s all about. This is certainly an album which will take some getting used to. It does, however, grow on you. There is something sweet about albums slowing growing on you and changing your consciousness.
The Twilight Sad – Sick
- The Twilight Sad cover The Smiths (chromewaves.net)
- The Twilight Sad: No One Can Ever Know (Review) (popmatters.com)
- First Spin: Hear the Twilight Sad’s Full ‘No One Can Ever Know’ (spin.com)