leaked yesterday. If you blinked and missed it, here it is
. Mind the low quality (128 kbps) though.
I can't say I absolutely adore it from first listen, but the album still makes a good first impression. Somehow Patrick manages to find the balance between the positive and negative in life, between eternal optimism and deep water pessimism.
There are a couple of upbeat and dance-worthy tunes, including the singles Time of My Life and The City, as well The Falcons. House stands in the middle, being touching and yet catchy, happy song. On the opposite side is Armistice, which is typical PW and a future favorite of the wolf pack around the world, I am quite sure. The Days is even darker, more depressing and giving the general feeling of heartbreak. I can relate to the lyrics but I need to wrap my mind around it before I allow this particular track to grow on me.
Then comes Willam, a song that begins absolutely astonishingly great..and ends, well, unexpectedly. "And I showed you my ugly heart // yet you did not surrender // loving me back to life // trough my self-destruction December" strokes me, and the lines below are also quite moving and yet...the final accords of the song make me instinctively press the mute button. Has anyone else felt the same about it?
Together is perhaps the most mainstream piece of the whole album but I actually like the electronic feel. The lyrics are also good as Patrick's voice makes them even better. So far, it's my personal favorite. Can't say the same about Slow Motion - it's just one of those songs which I will repeatedly skip it the future.
To sum it up, Patrick walks on the thin line between love and love-lorn, not exactly as the conquerer but the man, who has finally found the strength to believe in love again.