Double vinyl LP pressing includes bonus CD edition. 2015 release by the indie band, the follow up to 2014's Mercury Prize shortlisted In Each And Every One. Given it's short gestation, it is striking how far removed the new album is from it's immediate predecessor. There is a startling freshness in the songs, both thematically and sonically. After the dark complexity of recent output, Same As You is presented in sharp focus, as inclusive and accessible as the title suggests, while still maintaining the playful experimentation on which the band has made it's name. Driven by a renewed vitality, bandleader Sebastian Rochford has made several bold artistic moves with this new music. Originally conceived as a single long form piece, Same As You employs a constant tempo on top of which the band builds swells of raw, joyous, often life enhancing energy. The vocal performances and the heartfelt, spiritual lyrics of Same As You are an inspired addition to the rich instrumental line up. A highlight of Polar Bear's second album, 2005's critically acclaimed Held On The Tips Of Fingers was "Life That Ends Too Soon," an intense, heartfelt lament. Same As You stands as something of an optimistic rejoinder to that song, a celebration and embrace of love as a great guiding force within a setting of mature musical invention.
Life Love and Light
We Feel the Echoes
The First Steps
Of Hi Lands
Don't Let the Feeling Go
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