Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Super Pyramid • Jewels Away • 2020





“While the basic formula of vulnerable intonations over a lush amalgam of electronic loops and live instrumentation has not changed, the mood of "Jewels Away" is markedly, if subtly, more assured than the songs from Super Pyramid's debut EP Devoid. The first release’s melancholy waltz, “There’s Nothing Wrong with You,” feels at pains to convince the listener of its title’s claim, expressing a seemingly unresolvable tension between intellectual and emotional knowledge. On the other hand, “Jewels Away” observes anxiety-induced inertia with perceptive grace through singer Ben Rowey and new member Chelsea Mei Lee’s repeated declaration that “nothing’s holding you back, but it’s easier than moving forward.”

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