Sharpless – The One I Wanted To Be (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Sharpless – The One I Wanted To Be (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 38:21 minutes | 505 MB | Genre: Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Front cover |  © Father/Daughter Records

Jack Greenleaf, the creative mind behind the project, stretches past his debut album with a much more disorderly effort, showing the true meaning of what he calls “Violent pop”. Greenleaf incorporates sincere, searching lyrics with the epitome of intellectually vacant genres, allowing those who care about content to dance along to an entertaining beat while they ponder the complexities of life.

Sharpless began in a bedroom on a 20th birthday, in an attempt to express repressed thoughts and feelings. Frustrated by the lo-fi conventional sounds of bedroom pop, Sharpless utilizes the bedroom studio to create dense pop arrangements that weave between experimental and Top 40. They contrast these deafening hooks and celebratory genre bending rhythms, with personal lyrics that expand the mythos of the band itself. Sharpless released their debut, self-titled album in the beginning of 2011, and immediately began work on their recently released follow up album, The One I Wanted To Be. After slowly releasing singles from the album, the band began to make waves internationally. Following significant changes in their personal lives, the band began to push a more aggressive sound, combining the sonic violence of experimental punk and hip-hop with the lush melodies of Japanese pop music. The One I Wanted To Be features guest appearances from Small Wonder, Told Slant, Bellows, Eskimeaux, and many more members of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based DIY collective. Lyrically, the album is a sprawling and personal narrative about past lives, parallel universes, and the search for home.

01 – The Hardest Question
02 – Greater Than (>)
03 – You’ve Got a Lot of Feelings
04 – Summer 2012
05 – Past Life Regression
06 – Gemini
07 – Mom and Dad
08 – Nothing Can Change
09 – Greater Then

All songs written, arranged, and produced by Jack Greenleaf.