To go straight to the point you will in his first album get you a few surprises when otherwise slow songs suddenly slams to a hard drop, like Stache. Said song is perhaps one of the coolest and most playful songs on the album, and vary widely in how the different parties expressed. From electro to progressive and intense acid to a melodic, almost Justice inspired breakdown must be said to be the highlight. For a song and a creativity!
But it does not stop there. For there are several songs that really made me grin broadly when I heard how they eventually dropped. Epos and especially Fall Into The Sky with wonderful Ellie Goulding on vocals were also songs that started sober, but that suddenly appeared in some very massive drop. Furthermore, there is also a couple of songs that keep it steady as its great title track Clarity with a lovely vocal track from Foxes as we know from the radio hit Youth. Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic is also on the album and delivers great vocals to Lost At Sea as one is a thoroughly progressive song. Previously, only the Spectrum and Shave It Up which is released earlier, but what does that matter, when there are two of his best songs?
Clarity is not a typical artist album in my ears for it is focused entirely on the songs in keeping with previous releases. There is no instrumental songs, experimental pieces or else "nonsense" as manufacturers all too often takes the album. Instead, it renspikket electro and progressive from start to finish. There are no songs that fall significantly outside and there's a whole uniformly high quality of the songs.
One thing to note is that several manufacturers are not credited in the track list. For example, the Fall Into The Sky also produced with Lucky Date, and Porter Robinson has played on Codec.
Tracklist (in order of appearance):
01. Hour Glass
02. Shave It Up
03. Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)
04. Lost At Sea
08. Fall Into The Sky
09. Follow You Down
This post was written by: Kasper