Tom Fleming falters with his first solo effort. His vocals are so caustically high in the mix, and honestly they're just not as suited to this style of music as they are to the lusher, traditional arrangements of pre-Boy King Wild Beasts. It certainly seems apparent that Fleming may have been the insistent creative voice that made Boy King such a disappointment.
This is going to be held up against Thorpe's solo debut Diviner, though it really bears no comparison. I am, though, reminded of 2017 ... read more