COLOUR: Black EXTRAS: Signed by the band, includes signed poster
Just like the title Suicide and Sunshine, Trophy Eyes' fourth album is about contrast. About light and dark. About beauty and tragedy. About the full spectrum of life, as told through the eyes of frontman John Floreani. "It's the human experience," says Floreani.
"What we experience and how we navigate it. The millions of tiny flashes of light
that are memories and thoughts and feelings and smells, all those little moments make up a lifetime. They're beautifully tragic because they don't mean anything to anyone, and on the scale of everything in the universe don't mean a damn thing. But it's so beautiful that they happen in the first place."
Alongside Floreani's impassioned vocals, drummer Blake Caruso's insistent rhythms, Jeremy Winchester's unflinching bass and the powerful guitars - handled by Floreani, producer Shane Edwards and former guitarist Andrew Hallett - the album is rich with anthemic hooks, dark modern pop ("My Inheritance"), electronic flourishes courtesy of co-producer Fletcher Matthews, and atmospheric, swirling synths ("Runaway Come Home" and "Sydney").