It’s not enough to be a satisfaction.
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I just finished my seminary application and I must have listened to this record ten times doing so. The reason why I love Heart Lion Lions’ debut If I Never Speak Again is because it is so constant and consistent. The record carries a steady and mostly upbeat rhythm. There is not a single bad song on it. It is solid through and through.
The overall vibes is a combination of indie-pop alternative with a sprinkle of punk . The record is catchy, groovy, and smooth. From a lyric standpoint, there is a clear theme of communication, or lack thereof, within the confines of a relationship. The lyrics are simple, but not immature. They are honest, vulnerable, and also challenging. For anyone going through or recently having gone through a break-up or having communication problems, this record has the potential to be therapeutic.
This is not a record that will take many listens to uncover or sink in. You see what you get. There are not a lot of complicated things going on here. But If I Never Speak is still creative, well-timed, and self-aware. We are not that deep into 2017— there is A LOT more music and reviews to come. But this record stands as my favorite of the year so far.
Favorite Songs: You’re On Your Own (Enough), It’s Not Gonna Be This Way, Get This Through, Make Your Move, Am I Afraid?
Top 10 Potential: Yes
Album Cover: 9/10
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