“Are we communicating?” The question repeats over and over in the title track of Hundred Waters’ new album.
Each time, the phrase seems stranger, and the more it’s sung the more obscure the words become until all meaning dissolves. It echoes the bigger disconnect at the heart of Communicating – these are songs about breakups, but also healing in the aftermath, and the search for peace. And the Florida trio explore both ends of the emotional spectrum with practiced skill. The elevated electronic pop of Particle is matched elsewhere by more melancholic moods, like the intimate downtempo feel of Fingers and the shimmering orchestral ballad Blanket Me.
Communicating is out now via Inertia.