Much of the new album seems to circle around the idea of death and loss. Frontman and songwriter for the band, Matthew Vasquez is reflective on "Devil Knows You’re Dead" and equally somber on the tale of "Vivian." Yet, the most heart-breaking moment of all comes in the album's finale.
As a songwriter, Vasquez is vulnerable on History From Below. And that sincerity leads to his most poetic moments yet as a young songwriter. When Vasquez declares "my love is strong and my heart is weak" on the album standout "Bushwick Blues," not only does he have his hook but he ultimately sets the tone for the album.
While critical praise rang out after the release of their debut, Delta Spirit excel in all facets of their new album. History From Below is the album that should elevate this band to the next level.