Still Corners “Last Exit” Album Review
It is kind of funny that we’re reviewing “Last Exit”, the latest album from British/American dream-pop duo Still Corners as, on our TV screens in the corner of the room, PM Boris Johnson is putting the entire country on another lockdown. Itself written during one of the lockdowns, Still Corners have said of the album that “There’s always something at the end of the road and for us it was this album. Our plans were put on hold – an album set for release, tours, video shoots, travel. We’d been touring nonstop for years, but we were forced to pause everything. We thought the album was finished but with the crisis found new inspiration and started writing again.”
The end result is their fifth album, a dreamy journey in a time when travel is the last thing on anyone’s mind. A beautifully-crafted piece of work, the material written by the pair during lockdown floats effortlessly between dreamy pop to acoustic to electronica-laced psychedelia. Inspired by the desert, this album, from start to finish, is the kind of soundtrack you can easily get lost in without too much effort as it floats through the likes of “White Sands”, the appropriately named “Till We Meet Again” and the title track. Interestingly, when speaking of the title track, Greg Hughes states “We found something out there in the desert—something in the vast landscapes that went on forever,” and he couldn’t have better described the image this album conjures up from the moment the title track sets you off on this magical journey.
Like the vast landscapes Hughes talks about, “Last Exit” is the kind of album that really could take you anywhere. From the psychedelic, acoustic tones of “Bad Town” to the more uptempo acoustic “Mystery Road”, Still Corners make sure this is the kind of album that, if you afford it the time to sink yourself fully into it, could take you on a wonderful journey. A collection of songs inspired by recent times, “Last Exit” is a gentle album that is easy to get lost in and, given the latest round of lockdown news, there could be no better soundtrack than this to take you away from it all. The album is on the out 22nd of January.
We got the chance to speak to Tessa about the album and more, you can read the interview here; https://www.totalntertainment.com/interviews-music/still-corners-and-another-10-questions-with/