This record sounds as though it was made by a band of sparrows, who enrolled in music school, microdosed on psychedelics and met at the studio. ‘Let’s Turn It Into Sound’ swoops, glides, but also reflects, stands still, chirps. It is winding and unpredictable, eschewing long, ascending passages for enterprising left turns. The pop tones lend a joy to the overall message of the album; each movement is assured by its own natural sway and Smith finds a profound purpose in the sublime. In accessing our deep rooted love of exploration, the artist lovingly flirts with our colourful psychogenic patterns.
A favourite: ‘There is Something’
‘Let’s Turn It Into Sound’ is out now via Ghostly International.