Low-key obsessed with the record! I was apprehensive about diving in at first but I love it. It is dense and a lot to take in, yes.I can hear Pet Shop Boys, Prince, George Michael, Depeche Mode influences, with Darren's distinct vocal and songwriting assets. The traumas and internal questionings he tackles feel very relatable. The songwriting gets a little bit awkward at times, but it kind of feels part of the straightforward, yet almost caustic approach of the record? In any case, I think Darren gave us a heartfelt and moving collection of songs.