Since emerging in 2010, Everything Everything has formulated a way of writing songs uniquely and effectively, and their fourth studio album, A Fever Dream, is no different. The album’s forthcoming and cryptic sound reflects a concern with the modern human condition. This is due in part to the album’s politically driven lyrics, which display feelings of disillusionment with the world’s current political climate. Musically, however, there is a clear playfulness and restlessness that downplays the political undertones. Everything Everything is successful in always inventing new ways to twist and bend rock and electronic to create surprising sounds. A Fever Dream flows really well, sucking you in with the moody “Night of the Long Knives” and picks up tremendous pace with the catchy “Can’t Do.” If you want a good introduction to the band, have a listen to “Desire,” a foot-stomping track that has everything you’d expect from the monumental Everything Everything.
Trial Track: “Desire”