When New Zealand band The Beths released their 2018 debut album, Future Me Hates Me, they found themselves touring the world, missing home and wondering if they were worthy.
Their second album is filled with songs about self-doubt, including Just Shy of Sure, Do You Want Me Now, Don’t Go Away and I’m Not Getting Excited. “These days I’m struggling to stand my own reflection,” Elizabeth Stokes sings. But the strength of this record – a glorious, ’90s-inspired, indie-pop excursion – explodes the impostor syndrome.
The Beths will have you digging out your old records by Clouds, The Falling Joys and Liz Phair – and Jump Rope Gazers sits comfortably among them.
Jump Rope Gazers by The Beths is out July 10 via Dew Process.
Keep up with the latest Australian release dates for music.