Wild Beasts - "Sweet Spot"
Wild Beasts’ newfound embrace and love for synths is working extremely well for them. “Sweet Spot” is a further cementing of this, with a gentle sweep of a song resulting in a gorgeous build that unravels slowly towards its cushiony end. Switching between minimal and grandiose in the blink of an eye, it’s evident that Wild Beasts’ song arrangement abilities have grown exponentially since their previous effort. Alongside “Wanderlust,” it’s starting to look like the four piece’s upcoming album, Present Tense, might just be their best work yet. There are very few bands that can sound so gentle, yet so grand at the same time.—Joe Price