Otherside is a delicate opener that surprises with moments of bombastic eruption. The beat sampling on the album is the best we’ve ever heard, with Go Ahead steered by a relentless thump that can be felt in the pit of your stomach. The electrifying Sides features Weyes Blood, who stuns with her magnificent soprano. Closing track Alan is a touching song dedicated to Hadreas’ partner, someone who has been integral to both Hadreas’ musical endeavours and his coming to terms with his struggles. Hadreas isn’t afraid to lay himself bare within his songwriting – a trait that listeners will continue to find comfort in.
No Shape is out May 5 on vinyl and CD via Matador/Remote Control.