Brightness’s Alex Knight left it all on the field with 2017’s Teething, a sort of purge he expected to go nowhere that instead took him everywhere. How does one respond to the whiplash from having no expectations to the second album pressure?
Well, where Teething tended to crawl in and nestle around the heart like a hug, this self-titled outing feels more like Knight stamping his foot, and his mark, on the world.
Louder and bolder, Brightness beefs up the rhythms underscoring Knight’s melodic palette, grounding the textural elements which made his debut so striking, and sounding more self-assured than ever.
Brightness by Brightness is out October 25 via I OH YOU.
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