‘The Abyss’ is aptly named; not just for it’s lucid guitars and delightfully liquid soundscapes, but also for it’s stirring tone. Those looking for an intimate musical companion this winter need look no further, as This Modern Hope takes a plunge into the emotional depths of the British public.

A solo project by London musician and producer Rob Payne, This Modern Hope has a familiar appeal, harnessing similar vibes to City and Colour and Death Cab for Cutie. Like the former, Payne can create songs using a variety of instruments and styles, and the result is without question both a diverse and accomplished musical offering from a single creative mind.