At the center of every album is a musical thesis. With a title like "Heartthrob," it isn't difficult to see where this album was headed. It is heavily focused on love. The love that lasts rarely moves people though, so this one goes all out with a laser like focus on break-ups. As a listener, I find it much easier to relate to this mindset. I am sure I am not alone in this feeling. With heartbreak as the backdrop, the songs still come off as clean and poppy. Not what I normally listen to, but the story and thesis are not new to me, so I took the step. The album does fail to offer a clear direction where one should head after your relationships end, but maybe that's the point. The time between relationships can be some ambiguous and gray for so many. So, while I waited for the next step, I also found myself comfortable with the not knowing.
Thanks for entering my world,