Ought’s More Than Any Other Day was one of – if not the most – confident debut LPs of 2014, in large part due to Tim Darcy’s melodic, spoken-word vocal delivery, which falls somewhere in between Stephen Malkmus, Black Francis and David Byrne. For a follow-up, Ought doubles-down on the aesthetic they helped push into view on their 2014 LP, signaling more of an inward growth than outward. They aren’t attempting to change their style or sound with “Beautiful Blue Sky.” Now that the band has found their voice, they seem intent on delivering their message as clear as possible. “I am no longer afraid to die,” Darcy at one point asserts. “Because that’s all I have left,” he finishes. Something tells me that’s not entirely true.
Sun Coming Down finds its way into digital retailers and brick and mortar shops beginning September 18 through Constellation.