The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Always Foreign (Epitaph) 2017
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are normally known for their blissful and boisterous cinematic music, yet on their third album Always Foreign, TWIABP have traded in that delicateness for a much darker thought-provoking sound. Written shortly after the election, Always Foreign confronts a variety of the afflictions Americans face today such as opioid epidemic, xenophobia and even emotional abuse in relationships. While all the songs are truly moving in TWIABP fashion, sprawling intricate layered arrangements always a must, Always Foreign stands out as lyrically fraught with raw emotionality, anger, want for resistance, and a resounding proclamation for people to wake up and face the demons that have taken over. A much needed call to action needed.