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It's a fine feeling to hear artists develop with every release. Each of The Horn The Hunt's records have expanded and cultivated the initial sound found on their debut album. In the five years since, Clare Carter and Joseph Osborne appear to have followed their songwriting, not according to their musical preferences but to life's circumstances. On their third album, Terrafidella, the songs fought with solitude, self-doubt and being haunted by the past. The pair strode into a realm of their own creation and asserted themselves as stronger songwriters.

Clare, who is the band's principle lyricist, explained in an interview with The 405 how each album is a document of her life and outlook at that time: "The world is terrifying to me, day-to-day existence is intolerable without creative outlets. It's always about expressing these feelings and constructing new worlds to escape deathly stillness, wherever that may be." Their new album, Wovo, enters with a self-assured sense of quality. While previous albums featured unrelenting moments of angst and adrenaline with bold instrumentation, this album is more focused on finding the beauty in the calm. Many of the songs are made of soft, swirling synthesizers and gentle percussion. Almost unrecognizable to their early work, Clare's voice has developed into one which she effortlessly projects.

In many ways, Wovo acts as an accompanying piece to Terrafidella - it moves away from the struggle under loneliness to a place of seeking clarity. The serene opener 'Watching the Waves' fixates on the movement of water to find comfort from chaos ("I'm watching the waves to find the pattern"). While the uplifting 'Solar Flare Off My Heart' and 'My Face In Your Eyes' celebrate the joy of companionship and togetherness, in spite of adversity. As their tight production maximizes the minimal elements they've incorporated, the lyrics also instil succinct description of emotions. They speak of a desire to transcend the things which confine us, while finding a means to think our way through. The meandering penultimate song 'Life Is Movement' echoes, almost answers, the opening song as it realizes that we must bend with the shapes that life moves in.

The Horn The Hunt's Wovo furthers their own remit with an album that is reflective and soothing in texture. Acknowledging that their previous records fought with feelings of loneliness and burden, Wovo examines how to live with them. As their music wrangles with rock, pop and electronic influences, they are conversely a band tapped into a creative pulse in which they follow where the music must go. The feeling of this record is that although life is unpredictable, challenging and perplexing, it can also be beautiful with a shift in perspective.

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