Today the usual superstitious nature of Friday the 13th seems to carry a lot more weight than usual. This unlucky date bringing us to the end of a week that has seen terrible news from across the globe amid the currently unfolding Corona Virus pandemic.
Now what we could all do with a time like this is a little bit of Therapy to help us get through these unsettling times. Ironically, this so happens to be the title of North East-based outfit Tomorrow Is Lost’s debut full length album. Having been in the works for several years today the group finally unveil the fruits of their labour.
By simply looking down the tracklisting of the record, you can see that there is an overall theme to the album which flows throughout the eleven songs and ties in perfectly with the title. As the record progresses the story too seems to unravel.
The opening ‘Intro’ has an ominous nature to it, with what sounds like a newsreel, and it’s sinister vibe feels more than pertinent in the current climate. But this doesn’t last long.
The group immediately grabs the listener’s attention with ‘Wildchild’. The track is hard-hitting by its nature – a no messing number and a perfect opener to the record. The theme of Therapy continues with ‘Smile’. This is quite a dark and brooding number, with a heavy groove.
The band switch gears with ‘White Noise’. This being an example of contemporary hard rock at it’s best. Whilst, the poignantly titled ‘Self Destruct’ has an atmospheric ambience, and as the song progresses it ebbs and flows.
With a title like Therapy, you can tell that the writing and recording of this album was a cathartic experience. And tracks like ‘Black and Blue’ are a testament to this. The song is melodic, dramatic and emotive in places. The intensity of the track builds during the breakdown during which the band certainly get heavy.
Tracks like ‘Hideaway’ have a current sound making it certainly worthy of being the second single to be released from the album. Whilst ‘Too Young To Know’, shows off the softer side of the band’s repertoire. The song is a lot slower and a bit different to the rest and the inclusion of orchestral elements adds a nice texture to the overall composition of the number.
In the latter stages of the album, ‘Electric’ is one of the highlights of the record. The song has a massive chorus, which in turn makes it a real earworm. It’s the band’s take on a love song, and there are certainly some elements here which may have crossover appeal into the mainstream.
The album comes to it’s close with a pair of bangers in the shape of ‘Pause Rewind’ and the passionate title track itself.
It may have been a long time in the making but the debut album from Tomorrow Is Lost is certainly worth the wait. Why not treat yourself to a bit of retail ‘Therapy’ today.
Therapy by Tomorrow Is Lost is out now via Eclipse Records.
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