Lower Than Atlantis are back in a big way with their fifth album, Safe In Sound. The Watford four-piece haven’t released an album since 2014, but it has definitely been worth the wait! They have gone from strength to strength over the last few years, including signing to Sony Music and playing a sold out London Roundhouse show.
The album begins with the explosion opening of newest single ‘Had Enough’, which plays host to a drum line you can’t help but tap your foot along to. Frontman Mike Duce describe it as “one of the best Lower Than Atlantis songs ever”, and honestly, it’s hard to disagree. Lyrically, it perfectly describes one of ‘those’ days, taking it back to the relatable and honest songwriting Lower Than Atlantis are renowned for. Talking of that, the beautiful soft track ‘I Don’t Want To Be Here’ is reminiscent of their 2011 release ‘Another Sad Song’, but on a much bigger scale with gorgeous, epic strings laced throughout the personal lyrics.
Theres a couple of tracks on the album which don’t sound like the typical Lower Than Atlantis that you’d expect. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s a great thing. The band have adapted and expanded their sound – Duce puts this down to the success of their previous self-titled album from 2014, saying they “had to challenge [themselves] to write bigger and better songs this time around”. Closing track ‘A Night To Forget’ rounds the album off with another super catchy number that is impossible to sit still to.
Overall, Safe In Sound is a great blend of old and new sounds for the band, all held together with classic Lower Than Atlantis lyrical geniusness, catchy drums, and great riffs. The band are touring in March and it’s going to be exciting hearing some of these new tracks combined with their first-rate live performance!