Still, it’s as the rest of the album properly unfolds that Point North emphasise that they’re here to stay this time. A Million Little Pieces is an understated gem, built on downbeat keys and synths, while Heartbeat initially feels like a forgotten mid-'00s emo earworm – all clashing guitars and high drama. Apologue veers close to pure pop, its thrusting beat subsiding in and out of woozy verses and dreamy electronica, before Nothing Left To Lose wears its underdog heart on its sleeve, and curtain-dropper Be The Same stresses a desire to be anything but normal.
They’re not the finished article yet, but Brand New Vision marks a promising restart for Point North, and underlines the power of simply refusing to lie down.
For Fans Of: Sleeping With Sirens, With Confidence, nothing,nowhere.
Brand New Vision is released on August 21 via Hopeless.