In order to capture the essence of these 11 tracks, he re-teamed with his In Deepest Blue collaborator John Raham behind the board. Tracked in only three weeks, they bottled the palpable energy in the room. At the same time, the subject matter markedly differed from that of his last album.
Introducing the album, the stark contrast of Hyslop’s whispered delivery and raw guitar makes the first single “Fall” resound with passion, pain, and power all at once. Elsewhere, “Stand Your Ground” provides an uplifting affirmation, while the elegantly engaging closer “At All” leaves a lasting impression with its powerful instrumental architecture punctuated by strings.
Ultimately you’ll feel close to every word, because of Hyslop’s innate capability to empathize.