A Review of Turnover’s “Good Nature”
As summer came to an end, the Virginia-born band, Turnover, released their third full-length album, “Good Nature.”
“Good Nature” falls in line with Turnover’s revamped sound, established by their previous album, “Peripheral Vision.” The band’s reclaimed identity contrasts that of their early EPs which were in tune with the traditional pop-punk sound.
Once “Peripheral Vision” was released, the rest was history. Turnover continued this soundbreaking legacy by perfecting their smooth rhythms with “Good Nature.”
The seamless flow of “Good Nature” makes the album an easy listen. Each track is dynamically in sync but different enough to offer variation between pleasing tempos and laidback vocals. Tracks like “Breeze” and “Sunshine Type” evoke summer feelings through soft beats and psychedelic melodies.
In comparison to the band’s past albums, “Good Nature” is light and less rugged. The album is not only about reclaiming the band’s sound again, but shows the story behind overcoming demons and understanding the intrinsic self.
The track “Super Natural” offers insight about how spiritual contentment plays a defining role in this album. Lyrics such as, “How do I, I just know it/ Something supernatural/ I don’t know how but I can say/ That I found my religion/ When nothing was ahead of us/ That week in California” support the band’s sound and rebirth. The exploration of oneself and spirituality pairs perfectly with the airy, beach vibes given off from “Good Nature.”
The track, “Curiosity,” also toys with the idea of self-development. The upbeat and fast tempo evoke mellow feelings but lyrics such as “It’s easy to fall into a lie/ Part of a big machine/ Like they will do to me,” unravel and introduce deeper struggles. The solid balance between semi-heavy subject matter and melodic riffs make “Good Nature” an easy album to become lost in.
With the release of their newest album, it is clear that Turnover does not settle. The constant transcendental nature of their sound and lyrical depth keeps fans craving more. The ever-changing sound falls in line with their ever-changing self. Every piece of “Good Nature” proves that experimentation can pay off, and it serves as the perfect ending to summer.