October 7th, 2011 1:00am
Bend It Backwards
Though the lyrics on Atlas Sound’s forthcoming album Parallax aren’t particularly concerned with sex, the sound of the record is very sensual and seductive. A lot of this comes down to Bradford Cox’s voice, which has reached a new peak in terms of confidence technical range, emotive power. Though he typically writes from a passive perspective, he has moved away from romantic pining and embraced this persona that seems at ease with being an object of desire. With this in mind, the title of the record makes some sense – he’s writing about a variety of topics, but his confidence has shifted his perspective on everything. He still sounds like the Bradford Cox we know, but you immediately sense the difference.