Fatherson embody emotion. The Scottish band try to nullify explosive tendencies on their new record Sum Of All Your Parts too, extensively scraping away the sinew of old memories and welcoming new ones. The rock style has also been reshaped, honed and mixed to near perfection, with many of these songs quivering spines and featuring hard-hitting poetry. We’re all in for a treat – you’re in for an emotional roller-coaster ride if you just let go and stop pondering. This type of music is cathartic but energetic, this guitar driven, focused collection will empower us to think about life’s upheavals and hardships.
Depressive songs powder the record, but don’t taint it. They enforce sorrow, and warning signs are apparent; when listening to the record, a flashing light of red may go off in your head, showing you that even strong minds can buckle. Over the course of the opus, monumental sounds and words intertwine, dreams hitting curve-balls, love bursting like a football kicked with sheer volatility.
And Fatherson have never wasted a song. Their first full length I Am An Island was a masterstroke of honesty and integrity. It sent shock-waves through the rock scene, with many critics hailing the band as newcomers of wonder. That album kept the light shuddering through for people who were ready to give up and give in. All of the songs that Fatherson create are predominantly soul fuelled and should be applauded.
Sum Of All Your Parts is a massive record. An insightful release which openly describes love’s sinkable ship. ‘The Rain’ starts proceedings. It’s a track which melodically pulls at the heart-strings. The little snippet of guitar grows into a racy sequence, and the poetry is astoundingly in-depth. ‘Nothing To No One’ showcases the wordplay once more. Love is inspected here, and is drawn from its rib-cage. The instrumentals are subtle but charge greatly. ‘Ghost’ is beautiful. The protagonist is coming home and expects to see his lover. The chorus is brilliant, and composed with vigour. ‘Charm School’ is a little more upbeat. The riff complements the vocals well; there is a bout of venom running throughout it.
Fatherson are a class act. Their emotive songs make them front-runners in a competitive rock scene. Poetry and sorrow meld together fantastically well on Sum Of All Your Parts.
Sum Of All Your Parts is out now on Easy Life records.