Sometime gloomy sad music can make me wildly happy.  I have always enjoyed the dark side of music.  Pain, angst, frustration, depression, struggle, etc can be so eloquently expressed in music.  It has always appeared therapeutic to both the artist and the listener. I am really an optimistic person but I relate fully to gloomy bands like The National, The Antlers, The Cure, and Depeche Mode. I am happy to add the Twilight Sad to this list.

The word on the street was their latest album from the Glasgow, Scotland-based band, Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, was going to be more accessible and perhaps even a little more peppy.  That does not feel like the case at all. The Twighlight Sad, true to their name, continue to drive hazy moody music that challenges and rewards.  With tracks title like Drown So I Can Watch and There’s a Girl in the Corner this is heavy heavy stuff but the subtle synth, layered sounds still lighten up the feel so as not to be suffocatingly bleak.  The tilted track is the real stand out. It reminds me of The Smiths and Depeche Mode with a slow build up gradually unfolds and then fades out again.

Twilight Sad follow in the steps of fellow Scots and label mates Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jet Packs and by continuing to deliver fantastic music but still yet to have attracted the scale of the audience they deserve.  Hopefully with each release, the fine fellow fans that thoroughly enjoy getting a little bit gloomy and a little bit sad.

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