The French's third album, which concludes their "Delusion" trilogy, begins confusingly. Do Lorraine Young (voc, git), Emmanuel de Saint Meen (b, keys) and Steven Francis (git, dr) now want to unpack the (riff)rockhammer and become something like the European Heart? After two tracks the spook is over and Delusion Squared sound like Delusion Squared again: lyrical, dreamy, filigree. Her artrock, enriched with folk and ethno elements, now looks even more detailed, fresher and warmer than before. This is due to the fact that Lorraine's vocals, which have become even more flexible and expressive, consequently move more into the foreground ("Reason Of State"). The album consists of four chapters with three and four songs respectively. The strongest single track is the euphoric "Finally Free", which concludes the second chapter. But the strongest chapter is the third: "Deliverance". This is where the three of them present themselves in the most diverse way and once again put a strong emphasis on emotionality. "The Final Delusion" is Delusion Squared's most dazzling work to date.
Top Track: Finally Free