Into the Flood features mellow, orchestral rock, alternative overdrives, and piano ballads that stay strong throughout. It’s a slick teaser while they work on their new album, and easily riles new anticipation.
The first track, "505" begins with a distanced vocal serenade and delicate acoustic guitar that are joined by a slow, poignant drum track and string combination. The title track includes wildly distorted guitars interspersed with quiet, crooning verses. "We’re the Ones That Keep You Warm" is neatly relaxed, "Breakers" has a highly engaging drumbeat combined with flighty vocals, and "Blacked Out" is a calm, Floydian end to the disc.
Into the Flood has a definitive consistency, as it pushes through an alternative maze without ever getting lost. Its energy is constantly being checked by striking transitions, and while it leans towards a Top 40 vibe at times, it doesn’t sacrifice integrity for an easier, more friendly sound. It’s right on the cusp of sounding "big" without pulling any cheap moves.