Gnash – We (Album Download)
Gnash comes through with a brand new album entitled “We” and it comes with 13 solid tracks. Affairs of the heart are often dealt with in the context of the everyday on this, his debut album. Imagine If rewrites the history of a disastrous, internet-era relationship, imagining if “everybody stayed in love, stayed offline …” The darker Nobody’s Home finds him alone with “a whiskey and a phone”. It’s playful symbolism, but – following EPs U, Me and Us – this has deeper waters. Many of the songs are highly intimate confessionals about doubt, anxiety and insecurity.
The song Insane describes an encounter with his therapist, “pretending to be OK” and includes an admission that insanity might at least provide a way out of his worries.
Such dark angst isn’t delivered via blood-curdling black metal, but within an acoustic, almost narrated, singer-songwriter format – think Jack Johnson or the Postal Service – that’s sweet, not downbeat.
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