Self-Navigation by Crushed Stars (Review)

This is a record for a melancholy autumn spent gazing at unreachable stars.
Self-Navigation - Crushed Stars

Crushed Stars are a band who don’t believe you have to shout to get attention. Their music is soft-spoken and elegant with lead singer Todd Gautreau barely raising his voice above a whisper. The mood in these songs is permanently lovelorn without coming across as too depressive.

I feel like I’m flying, but you just turn and walk away” sings Gautreau on ​“Exit Wound” and ends the song with the line ​“I always knew you’d let me down.” He gets away with such pessimism because of the song’s undeniable beauty and refined style.

This is a record for a melancholy autumn spent gazing at unreachable stars. Crushed Stars are a rare treat of a band who deserve all the attention they can get.

Written by Anna Maria Stjarnell.

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