Daughter – Stereo Mind Game | Album Review

Track Listing

Be On Your Way 
Swim Back 
Future Lover 
(Missed Calls) 
To Rage 
Wish I Could Cross The Sea 


Emotions are on a different level on this album by Daughter. The friction of undesirable love hitting against the mind is apparent, pushing and releasing a darkness no one wants to be engulfed in.

The band focus on their music well. It’s the poignant moments that make this album appealing with those soft leanings. Lyrically, the foundations are fixed brilliantly, captivating and slightly unnerving at times, but that’s the whole point of an album like this.

The words stagger in, and the music rallies diversity, crossing the divide between what is good and what is great. This record, Stereo Mind Game, has all the traits of love being properly assessed for its blemishes and its relevance. Of course it’s relevant and of course, it has those moments when everything seems to begin going downward like a bird with a broken wing.

This band is gifted. There’s no doubting that. Their prowess blooms at every opportunity, shooting up into the atmosphere.

‘Be On Your Way’ is a track dazzling in its execution. Subtle instrumentals come in and soften the blow of a sudden hit of despair. It’s an epic song, drenched in realism. 

‘Neptune’ covers all areas with its indie sound and its emotional underpinnings. The voice here softly interconnects with the morose lyrics. The woman is cascading into a circle of disrepair, falling and falling until she’s caught by an estranged man.

‘Isolation’ begins with acoustic charm. Again, hope fights but dies instantly, and the girl here can’t swim through it all, as she up against the depths of disenchantment.

Daughter does not got for blistering instrumentals. They play softly and they write lyrics which are as poetic as they are searing. 

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