There’s a real, resounding eerieness which lies beneath the sound here. It’s very unsettling but quite exciting at the same time and really draws you into the heart of the music, telling you that these are dark and stormy waters into which you are being drawn.
The overall smoothness of the sound really helps, some beats which are almost balearic chiming with the bass to get the heart pumping and the stomach a-stirring.
But all this would mean nothing without the beautiful vocals which sit on top of everything else. Coming on as a bit of a cross between Michael Stipe and Aretha Franklin, the words are rarely fully heard but the emotions always fully expressed, which makes this oddly perfect winter listening.