BR-J’s 4th mostly self-produced album is the almost perfect embodiment of dreaminess. The complete encyclopaedic volume of dreaming and isolation; simply put this is a strong and lyrically sublime album that has not been written for gain or acclaim. Where his last work explored themes about his personal life, home life and home town, here he ups the beats and riffs with a raw finesse. There’s much more flow and power in the songs, swapping the more moody blues with a kind of pragmatic hope. He drops moments of grungey undertones with an anthemic twist. Bill very much builds the sound around his songs better than most. He gets to the heart and point of each song, providing an emotionally driven sound to anchor the listener. He then uses his hush-tone and his unique vocal texture to lure in the listener with his point. Whether relying on the opening crescendo sounds or his voice, either of which instantly grounds the listener. This feels like a one-on-one sit down with Bill, regaling in import stories over the last few years. Most of the songs Bill has achieved with this album have done something more than that of his previous works - he is able to give the listener a real sense of the vulnerability and ethereal nature of himself in song form that is tangible. You can literally feel every word and every sound and it invokes the exact response he desires. Bill also exercises his vocal cadences with unique twangs that carry so much weight of each word, where his years of practice has shown he is amply able to punctuate. And do be unassuaged; this is Bill down to a key, and then sometimes it’s not, it jumps into what can only be described as existential flux of which his contemporaries are still struggling to obtain and match his lyrical and emotional echelon. It’s a memoir; It's not for easy-listening. It's not for that Saturday morning early drive for an adventure or weekend getaway with a loved one, it’s about melancholia, honest and brutal situations that give rise to disassociation and happiness. His focus is exactly that - focus on the truths and honesty of the situations and it’s succinct, final and permanent.