WORLDS GREATEST DAD
worlds greatest dad has been relatively quiet over the last two years and now we know why. Their first LP shows them as a band that has drastically improved from their 2015 EP, creating an ownable poppier sound, confidently carving out a space for themselves among artists like Sorority Noise, Modern Baseball, and Microwave, and demanding attention from a larger audience with a strong collection of beautifully-produced, sophisticated indie rock songs. get well soon boasts an overwhelming sense of self-loathing at surface level, however the underlying theme of the record seems to be admitting to your faults, and learning to accept yourself despite them - a staggering opposition to the sad-as-fuck mentality of the “emo” genre the band is often associated with. This opposition peaks at the record’s closing track “liminal space” which examines the threshold that exists between the familiar and the completely unknown. The song acts as an open and honest self-analysis of Duncan’s attempt (or lack thereof) to better herself, an audible depiction of the transformation the band has experienced since we first heard from them, and a fleeting reminder to seek solace in the chaotic in-betweens as we need to encounter those spaces in order to find genuine newness.