Here We Go Magic – “A Different Ship”
By: Alex Peacock
The third album by Here We Go Magic, A Different Ship, doesn’t cease to shine in their familiar ways, yet paves new roads in creating new sounds for the group to master. The smooth riffs and cascading notes float around oh so swimmingly, with it breaking away at points to jam out with some seriously bouncy sound.
One of the most striking aspects of this album, and this band in general, is the lead singer Luke Temple. His voice is so distinct to me and the harmonization that goes on with the songs creates a real powerful and triumphant sort of music, even for the genre of indie rock. Yet, with how the music flows, in such a vibrating manner, it almost gives off a mystical feel, and makes the band true to their name: magical. This sort of tone really helps make a distinct remembrance with where one is when listening, making it very memorable.
Yet, at some points I wish they could break away from their pulsating rock that I’m so familiar too. At some points they are able to sound somewhat different, yet they remain rooted to the sounds of their previous music. That doesn’t mean the sound they have isn’t great, I just expect them to be able to continually progress into new sounds, and so far they’ve made baby steps, when they should be making strides.
Overall, I can say I really enjoyed this album. It doesn’t ever cease to come through with positive, upbeat flare of the group while becoming serious and emotional at other times. Regardless of new integration or not, this is for sure worth listening to, as well as all of their old material.
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