The record features quirky arrangements that draw heavily on hip-hop and R&B influences while offering a diverse range of pop hooks, rock guitars, baroque flourishes and electronic experimentation. Frontman Matt Peters tells Exclaim! that the songs were typically composed around a computer rather than through jamming or traditional songwriting methods; read the interview here.
Royal Canoe's unique approach resulted in songs like "Bathtubs," which overlays its minimal grooves with stabs of strings and a hollered mega-chorus. Elsewhere, the title track is a slinky, synth-leaning number with pitch-altered vocal harmonies, and "Hold on to the Metal" swells to ascendant crescendos with wordless vocal hooks aplenty.
Stream it below and see all Royal Canoe's upcoming tour dates here.