Three years after their debut, the guys that make up The Me In You are back with a new batch of songs. The album arrived relatively quiet, probably because these guys are quiet themselves. They don’t scream for attention, they prefer to let their songs trickle along ever so gently before letting them blossom into these gorgeous melodies and vocal harmonies. Drenched in melancholy, songs like “Blankets”, “Control”, “Birthmarks” and the Simon & Garfunkel-esque “Winter” are just beautiful. Even when they do go pop like in single “Wonder”, they keep things sounding delicate, fragile and most of all, tasteful.
This may be a strange album to review on PunkRockTheory, but fuck it! Their debut album was already amazing, but this one is even better with its pimped out arrangements. If you’re into delicate indie pop, you do not want to miss out on The Me In You!
I do have to subtract half a point though for including a fold-up poster rather than a booklet with the lyrics… way too 1990!