LP - Black Vinyl (2023 Reissue).
Featuring title track A Different Age. With over 35 million views on YouTube and over 36 million streams on Spotify it is a standout track in the Current Joy’s discography. Other fan favorites Fear and Become the Warm Jets have 40 million and 34 million streams on Spotify respectively!! Upon the repeating opening chords to Become the Warm Jets, the listener is lulled into the hazy introspective world of Current Joys’ sixth album, A Different Age. Nick Rattigan’s carefully honed song-craft is on full display here as we hear the clearest vocals and most polished production of any Current Joys album up to the point of its release. The instrumentals are low-key, minimalist, and repetitive, mostly consisting of clean electric guitar and tastefully layered synths. The repetition, instead of boring the listener, sends them away into the dreamy nostalgic daze which renders the album intoxicating. This consistent mood reaches a boiling point on the title track where the Rattigan muses about the beauty and the pain of being an outsider, or being from “a different age”. The song slowly builds to a cathartic instrumental outro which is further amplified by the withdrawn songs before and after.
A1. Become The Warm Jets
A4. Way Out Here
A5. No Words
B1. In a Year of 13 Moons
B2. A Different Age
B3. My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days