Future Islands are best when they mix emotion with hooks. In “Through the Roses” they do that thing pretty fucking well. Listen to how the chorus changes. Perfection.
There are plenty of those moments on this album. Listen to “Through the Roses” and then listen to all of “The Far Field.”
I won’t tell you to buy it because I’m not pocket watching.
It’s not easy, just being human
And the lights and the smoke and the screens
Don’t make it better