Innerworld opens with the mood-setting instrumental "Before Life," which lifts listeners up into the clouds, and then blasts forward with "Runaway," a song about the classic dream-pop theme of running away. Taken with the album's third track, "We Are The Youth," it might come off on paper as a lot of clichés, but the album's fresh and urgent delivery is more an exercise in earnest, pure expression than anything else. This album will make you feel young, and make running away sound enticing.
It must be weird having your band's reputation tied up in a film as Electric Youth do with "A Real Hero," their excellent contribution to the Drive soundtrack. They could do worse — Drive had one of the best OSTs of the decade so far — but they're good enough that they deserve much more. Innerworld should be their breakthrough album at the very least, and may very well be the album of the winter, a season that fits it well. (Last Gang)