this is the second full release for this band, and is the follow up to the hugely successful "the better life", and at the first listen it is a bit of a letdown. where "the better life" had the immediatley catchy tunes, the kind of tunes that stick in your head, but dont get annoying and it had a classic song in the form of "be like that." "away from the sun" however, is a lot more of a grower. At first it dosnt seem to live up to expectations. after a few listens though you can begin to see, or hear, the deeper side to this album. "the better life" woz an album about the difficulty of life, and asking if its worth it, and from the first listen this seems like the same again. but actually it is an album of hope, and even love. the lyrics have true meaning and show light at the end of the tunnel, even if some are more depressing. the title track, for example is about depression and darkness. but then in songs like "i feel you" you can see hope in this mans life.
after a few more listens you realize that this is just as good as the first album, if not better, but it is difficult to compare. they both have the catchy guitar riffs, and the meaningful lyrics and the stunning vocals. but each has a seperate meaning and this album is brilliant in its own right.
i reccomend you buy this album after listeing to the first release to see the full power of hope in the songs.
great band, awesome album