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In Another Life


Artist: Active Child
Label: Sony Masterworks
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 09 April 2020

Active Child is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Patrick Grossi. With an inimitable pairing of lush, layered arrangements and choral-style vocals, Active Child creates screen-worthy soundscapes informed by a multifarious swath of influences on his new LP, In Another Life...

In Another Life is a rare project, one that if you go with the flow delivers endless rewards. Part pop, part soundtrack it constantly surprises.

The opening of 'Brighter Day' has a beautiful cinematic quality, before the vocals kick in, transforming it into a memorable pop track. 'Painted Staircase' equally has a lot going on and will take you quite a few plays to truly appreciate. This pretty much typifies the album as a whole.

A glorious, rich album that has a timeless quality that will ensure you'll revisit it for years to come.


Nick Smithson

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