Here's the deal. In 2012, people loved Silver Age (to a degree that surprised me, pleasantly), likewise Beauty & Ruin in 2014 (despite the heaviness of the subject matter, which I thought might be a bit alienating... apparently not. Another pleasant surprise.).
But PATCH THE SKY is the darkest one.
I've had a solid stretch of hard emotional times, and thanks for the condolences in advance. I don't want to go into the details - more death, relationships ending, life getting shorter - because they're already in the songs. Just listen and see if you can fit yourself into my stories. The words make you remember. The music makes you forget.
But PATCH THE SKY is also the catchiest one.
At the core of these songs is what I call the chemical chorus - you hear it once and your brain starts tingling. The heart rate picks up. It gets worse - you know it's coming again and you can barely stand the anticipation. Then, the beautifully heartbreaking bridge appears, and you're all set up - hooked for life. Music is an incredibly powerful drug. I want to be your drug dealer. I have what you need.