Collaborations gain traction by pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box. It’s obvious that Calexico and Iron & Wine tried their best to foster a creative spark between them. This time, their best wasn’t enough.
The most notable aspect of the album is the way it holds onto the old while still introducing something new. Instead of trying to brush their old image away and start fresh, the Jonas Brothers gladly revisit their past work, whether it be recreating old YouTube videos or performing their old music at live shows.
Heidecker, who is best known as one half of the comedy duo Tim and Eric, tends to combine intensity with humor in his political music. On his recent single “To The Men,” however, he veers straight into quiet solemnity.
Aurora carries the listener on a journey to visit their inner self, exploring the relationship between more “primal” instincts that would mark us a human, and the conditioned behavior of modern society.