Sharing the Daytime Moon by Who Saved Who

Sometimes when you listen to an album for the first time it clicks instantly and you question how you lived without it. Other times you hear an album and it takes some time for it to click. Admittedly, Who Saved Who’s debut release, Sharing The Daytime Moon, falls in to the latter category for me. However, upon each subsequent listen it started to become an album that I would have hated to have missed out on. The album dropped almost 2 months ago (May 6th), but has become a soundtrack for the summer.

The album opens with “Crying in the Tub” which is earthy and atmospheric making it the perfect lead track (and single) to the album. It is followed by “Opposite Eternities” which gives a solid contrast to the opener as it does not carry the same earthiness, but yet doesn’t lose it completely. As the album’s latest single it seems to be an odd choice considering there is so much more depth on the album’s later tracks. However, musically, it is strong and keeps a solid upbeat tempo throughout. “Barely on Your Mind” follows suite and shifts the tempo down a bit. It’s another fun track and carries some similar sound, both vocally and musically, to late 90s alt rock band All Star United that was fronted by Ian Eskelin. It’s poppy, but not so sugary that it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

“Be Good” kicks off the middle segment of the album and carries a lot of the same fun vibes as “Barely on Your Mind” only with more lyrical depth. The downfall though is that the chorus is overly repetitive. It will inevitably get stuck in your head, but the verdict is still out on if that is a good or bad thing. “Size of Your Life” hits the direct center of the album and is almost completely different from everything else we’ve heard up to this point. It starts with a bit more of a darker tone and has a solid bass riff opening that makes it stand out against the poppy background seen on the rest of the album. “The Sun and the Moon” subtly returns to the earthier fun vibes which are a mild adjustment coming off of “Size of Your Life.”

“House that Got Broken Into” is another atmospheric track that carries some strong bass work while “Everything Changes” is more guitar and synth driven and vocally comes across in a crooner tone until about three quarters in to the track when the vocals kick up a couple of octaves and show some of the vocal range that isn’t quite as distinct on the other tracks. “Fill Your Cup” brings things to a close and reminisces on the earthy atmospheric tones from the opening track to bring things full circle.

As I previously mentioned, this album is a solid soundtrack for the summer. It is intended for long car rides with the windows down whilst taking in the sights of the city or countryside. It is solid from start to finish, but may take some time to “click” with some. However, it is worth the time to allow it that opportunity.

Sharing The Daytime Moon is available now on all major streaming platforms or purchase a digital copy via Bandcamp.

Who Saved Who – “Fill Your Cup” Official Music Video

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