Question: just how do you go about trying to match an album as peerless, wholly immersive, and as widely acclaimed and adored as Daughter’s 2013 debut If You Leave? Simple: up the ante on every level.
Building on that record’s gloriously dark intensity, wracked emotion and come-hither diaphanous textures, Not To Disappear, the new release from the London-based trio, is a mighty declaration of intent. Profoundly ruminative and lugubrious, bold and direct, it’s arguably even more assertive and compelling than its much-lauded predecessor. Hear it here.