True to their name, TEEN are a decidedly restless band. It doesn’t seem a mistake that their follow up to 2016’s Love Yes chooses its first words, more than a bit defiantly, to be, “I wonder if you get tired of love?”

Right away, Good Fruit is tossing the mission statement of their prior LP out the window, and TEEN don’t look back. While Love Yes was more than underrated - it’s mixture of recapturing the 80’s while looking to the future with its desperate examination of desire was intoxicating for those that took the time to know it well - Good Fruit mines both different ground and sound.

Pared back from a foursome to the core trio of real life sisters, TEEN have never sounded more confident or focused. While their last record was largely insistent, Good Fruit is more dignified, calm in its convictions.

While this may make the album, at times, feels less immediate than its predecessor, the rewards it offers the patient listener are arguably greater. ‘Only Water’ throbs with a mournful energy, as the sisters pay tribute to their late father, composer Peter Lieberson, with stark repetition: “If we’re only, only water, aren’t we one in time?” Anyone ever bewildered by loss we’ll be sure to gravitate towards the gentle tune, at once sad and celebratory.

Indeed, much of the record meanders soulfully at this speed, with the manically energetic synths of yesteryear largely left behind for a more nuanced groove. It might be subtly, but the record proves to be the most musically ambitious of their career, blending their trademark synthpop with measured R&B, flourishes of moody jazz, not to mention even shades of psychedelia appearing. These are carefully crafted slow burn tunes for the lonely on quiet nights, as fit for a longing session of people watching from the porch as a truly focused moment of introspection. Good Fruit gladly lends itself to whatever wistful moments required.

‘Connection’, perhaps in particular, practically glides, its nervous joy at the presence of another reflecting perfectly that early, awkwardly hopeful phase of a relationship. Good Fruit is an album that wears its emotions on its sleeve, but never overplays them. Far from insistent, it’s perfectly pleased to offer just what you need, and nothing more. Take from it what you will.