There were moments of dreams I was offered to save. I lived less like a workhorse and more like a slave." When you first hear these lines, you can't really understand why the feeling that sweeps over you is empowerment. You can't really tell if this band is gonna help you fulfill those big plans of yours, or help you throw them against the wall. It starts to feel like the Gospel music that the non-believers have been looking for.
As you begin to listen to the record, with the bittersweet "That Western Skyline" and the patient "Love is All I Am" you start to realize that this band isn't interested in the bells and whistles. The Los Angeles quartet, Taylor Goldsmith (vocals, guitar), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (piano, vocals) seem to get all their musicianship and expression across through the inherent nature of the instruments. They seem to have their utmost respect for the song itself, only stepping out when a song calls for it, relying on the other to keep the holes filled and the ship sailing smoothly, letting the music reflect their own personal relationships to the listener. It doesn't just sound like four guys who are playing in a room together, it finally is.