No One Is Lost
In the decade since their breakthrough record Set Yourself on Fire, Montreal dreamers Stars have become the elder statesmen in the Canadian indie pop world. A younger scene attempted to replicate their style, and the band’s last few albums felt like an effort to move away from dance to focus on lush, gorgeous soundscapes. But their seventh record, No One Is Lost, plays with a sense of urgency and with a vital pulse. The new neon-drenched disco-inflected rockers find Torquil Campbell + Amy Millan shining at their brightest, breaking away from soft coos towards bolder alterna-pop hooks. It’s a far cry from the upbeat dance tracks you’d hear currently on the radio, but it’s the most Stars will give us; we’ll gladly take it.
The Canadian leg of their tour kicks off on February 3 in Kingston ON at the Grand Theatre, with multiple dates scheduled across the country. Full details here.