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Too Close To Touch - ‘Haven’t Been Myself’

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 22 September 2016 at 14.51

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It's an emotional affair.

When your worst nightmares come true, how do you go on living?

That’s the question that haunts Too Close To Touch’s gut-wrenching second album, written after the passing of frontman Keaton Pierce’s three-year-old sister.

This is about as raw as music gets, but while ‘Sympathy’ and ‘Miss Your Face’ are unbearably sad, they’re also steeped in lush, ethereal beauty.

Whether it’s the synth-laden sweep of ‘The Art Of Eye Contact’ or sleek pop-rock of ‘Translate’, these songs prove simple but perfectly formed. If you make it through ‘Eiley’ unmoved, you may be missing a heart.

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