Warpaint’s “Heads Up”: Music review

Warpaint’s third album shows them sonically stepping back somewhat from strong guitar leads and letting synths, keys and electronic beats flesh out a more danceable element. You wonder if Warpaint listened to Wye Oak’s last album and thought “why not us too!”
The direction is solid, though, and nothing seems to be lost in terms of the beautiful vocal overlaps and the insistence on melody.
For those pining for a stronger guitar presence, there’s the chord driven “Don’t let go” or the fingerpicked acoustic “Today Dear.”
A good listen but not as arresting as prior albums. That said, these tracks work incredibly well when performed live.

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