Repeated listens to What an Uproar reveal a record at once enlightening and even a bit scary to hear what it sounds like to allow the truth out, no matter how badly it hurts. As soon as there’s no easy way out, there’s nowhere else to go but forward.
Even the catchier numbers emerge as stylistically divergent from the band’s first LP, which waded in dancier waters. What An Uproar seems to battle itself from song to song, the combination of introspective lyricism from Neighbors, and a veil of moodier, bleaker electronic pop that recalls Joy Division, vintage Nine Inch Nails or The Faint than it does other electro-forward artists.
What An Uproar is the sound of clarity through the shadows, maturity in the face of heartbreak, and the uproarious catharsis of being boldly defiant when it matters most.