Go Farther in Lightness
There’s a strong current coursing through Gang of Youths’ second album. It’s a document of transformation told through a steady rush of epic rock. “Fear and Trembling” kicks off with the crashing power of the E Street Band. And like a young Boss, vocalist Dave Le’aupepe searches for spiritual and philosophical truths buried in the past. “The Heart Is a Muscle” reveals hard-earned truths. “Our Time Is Short” and “Say Yes to Life” are emotional rearview-mirror reflections. If Gang of Youths’ goal was to inspire others to search for their own patch of peace, they’ve succeeded.