For those of us who are impatient beyond means, a slow build can be the most frustrating thing in the world. But for the rest of us, it can be a moment of beautiful contemplation. I, a Man’s debut release, Gravity Wins Again, master these opportunities from start to finish.
‘In Time’ is arguably the band’s best known track – thanks to the kind folk at triple j – and rightly so. Lead singer Daniel Moss’ vocals come sweeping though at just the right moments. While distracted with Moss’ vocals, an underlying hook will leave you wanting more. Showing that they’re not all about the slow stuff, I, a Man mix it up with the energetic tracks ‘Minivan’ and ‘Cold Feet Warmed’.
If by now you’ve reached your wits’ end of thought-provoking ambient tracks, then please hold out for ‘Less Travelled’. With its tactful melody and catchy beat it’s well worth the wait, and you’ll find yourself singing it for the rest of the day.
Though Gravity Wins Again mightn’t be for everyone, the band has stayed true to its unique and delicate style. With swirling guitars, hypnotic melodies and soothing vocals, I, a Man has created 11 tracks of contemplative bliss.
Gravity Wins Again is best played on a lazy Sunday morning when you’ve got nothing better to do than let time slip by.
Release: out now through We Swimmers
Written by Amanda Sherring