Label: Close Up / Modern Sky
Released: 21st May 2021
Only Sun’s debut ‘Tangled Mind’ showcases the new wave indie band’s cheeky confidence while touching on more profound issues surrounding mental wellbeing.
Written during a year plagued by ups and downs, it deftly shifts from dark paranoia and self-doubt to hope for the future. Wanting to explore the human mind through such a testing time, they articulate the reuptake of serotonin in the brain.
In album highlight ‘Extraordinary’, the band address the hard truths of substance misuse and abuse as a means of masking what’s really going on, narrating the effects on your loved ones and friends who watch you self-sabotage. The track holds up a mirror to the listener hoping that it can encourage them to embrace their emotions rather than smothering them with alcohol or drugs.
Individually, the songs represent a snapshot of real-life, opening up about struggles and fighting against toxic masculinity. Together, they merge to form the beautiful yet flawed bouquet of a tangled mind.