Title - 'Small Sins' (Astralwerks)
Artist - Small Sins
The debut album from Small Sins sounds like it suffers from multiple-personality disorder, but in a musically intriguing way. Fronted by singer Thomas D’Arcy, most of the album's tracks sound upbeat—breathy, melodic vocals alongside dreamy, spacey synths set against simple beats. But if you listen closely, most of the lyrics are, well, depressing. D'Arcy delivers songs like "We Won’t Last the Winter" with such enthusiasm, you forget that the lyrics are about the inevitable demise of a relationship; that is, until you start singing along with the song, which is imminent.