WRITTEN BY: MEG
Decay are about to release their debut album, titled “Staring At The Sun.”
The album kicks off with its title track, “Staring At The Sun,” beginning with harder hitting instrumentals and bringing catchy composition from start to finish. This is one of quite a few upbeat tracks found throughout this album, the others being the even more energetic “Empty Feeling,” with a lot of catchy instrumentation, the powerful “Misery,” which brings just as much energy through its instrumentation, and “Ache” and “Comfortable,” both of which bring huge choruses and tons of emotion in their vocal performances
On the other side of the fence, a lot of the remaining tracks are on the slower side in comparison. The harder hitting “September 27th” really showcases the vocal talent, especially in the verses and its huge choruses. Speaking of which, another huge chorus (and one of the most memorable ones on the whole record) is found on the more midtempo “Feel Better,” one of my favorites on the entire record. “Hold On” is also more midtempo, though a bit more upbeat than “Feel Better,” and provides another emotional and overall strong vocal performance right off the bat, accompanied by the drums and bass that help build up the song, and while “23” starts out on a much softer note both instrumentally and vocally, harder hitting instrumentals come in around a minute and forty-five seconds into the song to bring extra emotion to it.
Amidst all of these tracks is an interlude titled “Endless Silence.” It’s a much shorter track, clocking in at just under two minutes long, and the softer instrumentals and vocals and the overall darker tone fits perfectly with the rest of this record.
From the impressive performances to the combination of influences, “Staring At The Sun” is a great debut LP from Decay.
"STARING AT THE SUN" WILL BE RELEASED TOMORROW, JULY 10TH, 2020. LISTEN TO THE SINGLE "STARING AT THE SUN" HERE: