High Sunn is the solo project of 18 year old San Francisco native Justin Cheromiah; Missed Connections is his first full-length album after a series of EPs. Heavy vocal filters and indie rock instrumentation characterize the majority of the album, which picks up in energy after the fifth track. Each track is short, 3 minutes at most. RIYL: Tame Impala, Cage the Elephant.
Rec: 6,7,8. FCCs: none
1. (2:17) Midtempo indie lament with shakily delivered vocals. 2. (3:18) Strong start with spots of shrieking guitar, vocals are the low point of this track. 3. (2:47) Tame Impala vibes, distorted vocals over uptempo rock. 4. (2:33) More washy indie rock, refrain ‘I am a terrible person.’ 5. (2:43) ‘Kokuhaku’ is, roughly, the act of confessing love in Japanese culture; the lyrics reflect this. Besides that, the track doesn’t stand out from the rest. 6.* (2:50) With clearer vocals and a more driving instrumental line, this track picks the album up from the monotony of its first half. 7.* (2:24) Upbeat guitar and drums cut through mildly monotonous vocals for a pleasant indie rock track. 8.* (2:41) This one features a catchy motif ‘so I made a song/ for you to dance along’ and an upbeat instrumentation. 9. (3:01) Bright guitar riffs and a driving indie rock beat. 10. (3:04) Vocals half-yelled reminiscent of Tame Impala, strong guitar.