Cloud-Comfort Songs

Cloud are a band from various parts of America and have released this fine album on the independent label Audio Antihero.  Comfort Songs is the sum of many parts and could vaguely be described as alt-pop but the album spends so much genre hopping to try and define it within just one would be doing it a huge injustice.

The record opens with the enchanting Cars & It’s Autumn, which has a real dreamy feel to it and some blissful guitars.  The next couple of tracks see the band touch on a shoegaze vibe before Boy Sees Mirror brings a joyous indie pop atmosphere to proceedings.  There are a lot of piano led songs on the album, a prime example of this is Blurry & Bright, which is a fantastic pop tune.  Mother Sea has a touch of psychedelia about it while the epic Desperation Club is a wonderful understated track.  Comfort Songs is drawn to a conclusion by the sublime Halley’s Comet, a great way to end a really enjoyable record.

Matt HIll

You can get the album here.

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