CURRENT JOYS - A DIFFERENT AGE VINYL RE-ISSUE (GATEFOLD LP)
Release Date: 17th March 2023
"With over 35 million views on YouTube and over 36 million streams on Spotify it is a standout track in the Current Joy’s discography. Other fan favorites Fear and Become the Warm Jets have 40 million and 34 million streams on Spotify respectively!! Upon the repeating opening chords to Become the Warm Jets, the listener is lulled into the hazy introspective world of Current Joys’ sixth album, A Different Age. Nick Rattigan’s carefully honed songcraft is on full display here as we hear the clearest vocals and most polished production of any Current Joys album up to the point of its release. The instrumentals are low-key, minimalist, and repetitive, mostly consisting of clean electric guitar and tastefully layered synths. The repetition, instead of boring the listener, sends them away into the dreamy nostalgic daze which renders the album intoxicating. This consistent mood reaches a boiling point on the title track where the Rattigan muses about the beauty and the pain of being an outsider, or being from “a different age”. The song slowly builds to a cathartic instrumental outro which is further amplified by the withdrawn songs before and after"