Alexander - Settle Down

There’s a nuance to each song, an understanding of space and texture, the vocals stretching over warped bedroom psych and art-pop diversions. It’s lush and consistently gorgeous, Alexander’s layered compositions bolstering their confessional lyrics. Every moment is effective, whether in earnest or disorientation, it’s the blending of the two in songs like “Strange Time” and “Capable” that really locks in. Slow-dripped shoegaze, full of bent tones and ringing warble, the former is stunning and unpredictable, a song that’s apologetic and caterwauling. “Capable,” the album’s first single, on the other-hand takes a twangier approach, a folk spirit that soars at the core as he laments on “finding ways to escape happiness.”
— Dan Goldin, Post-Trash