Now four albums in, the duo possess a self-assuredness that is present right from the opening track Rebel Heart, a song that uplifts with its glorious trumpet-lead outro. There’s plenty of warmth on It’s A Shame along with rousing lyrics and stunning harmonies, and that wholesomeness is extended to the country-inspired Postcard. There are spellbinding sombre moments on the album too, such as the stirring To Live A Life‘s delicate, finger-picked guitar. If there’s anything to gain from Ruins it’s that even the trials of everyday life sound beautiful when sung by First Aid Kit.
Ruins is out January 19 via Sony.
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