The record more deeply indulges in the group's evocative shadow pop, influenced by R&B production and shoegaze. At the core of Gems' music is existential longing. Lindsay and Clifford try to capture the intangible and they arrive closest with 'Kill the One You Love'. The album opens in Art of Noise territory with 'Blood Runs' and 'w/o u,' unhurried mood-setters with a chill-out sense of liltingness and club-friendly low end. Songs like 'Scars' and 'Tangled Memories,' with their delayed chords, ethereal vocals, and clean guitar lines evoke early Cocteau Twins. 'Soak,' 'Heartbreaker,' and 'White Light' integrate urgency and climax, reaching great heights with heavy, distorted guitar and vocal mutations. Lindsay's lyrics wrestle throughout with the difficulties of being close to another. Gems are searching for that ray of light in the darkness. 'Kill the One You Love' is an album of hurt, longing, and the beauty found in that space between. It's music for the heartbroken but hopeful.LP - Black vinyl, single sleeve glossy LP jacket with double sided euro sleeve art insert and Dropcard with free digital download.LP+ - Limited deluxe pressing on white vinyl, single sleeve glossy LP jacket with double sided euro sleeve art insert and Dropcard with free digital download.