How much Brandon Boyd has influenced Incubus becomes clear with the first bars of the album of his new project. The voice simply has enormous recognition value. That the new musical playground of the singer and versatile creative resembles the old one so much is also due to producer Brendan O'Brian, who was already responsible for the Incubus sound. Also the sons of the sea are very versatile and serve different styles - primarily variants of very individual pop music: electronically influenced ("Great Escape"), Timberlake-like ("Come Together") and disco ball cuddle number à la Bee Gees ("Lady Black"). Even a Neil-Diamond-Show Boyd pulls off here ("Avalanche") and you can't get rid of the feeling that he had a lot of fun sounding out his voice that way. You can definitely find some of the new songs kitschy, too much. But there is one thing the journey between Easy Listening and Pathos is not: boring.
Top track: Come Together