The Rapture is all grown up. Or so that’s how it seems from their most recent release, In The Grace of Your Love. Not quite the weird, artsy, punk, dance, disco sound I’ve grown to appreciate, but I see it as a more toned-down version of what they once were. Because nothing lasts forever, right? Still weird but each song is a little more carefully composed.
How Deep Is Your Love, also the single, is a nice treat toward the end of this album. Miss You sounds like they’ve been listening to lots of Cheap Trick with the title of the song as their catchy hook.
With the brash vocals of Luke Jenner always at front and center of every song, it sometimes makes it difficult to appreciate the lovely melodies and feel-good heart-warming tone of a song like Children.
I would put on this album while I’m puttering around at home on a Saturday night, when there’s really nothing on the television I care to watch, so I mute the TV and the Rapture becomes the soundtrack to whatever’s on the screen… while I polish my toenails perhaps, getting high off the nail polish scent, while ruminating about riding on unicorns.
In The Grace Of Your Love, as beautiful of a title, reminds me of a fungus; you just sort of have to let it grow on you.