Okay, I’m just going to gush.
Since my discovery of K Sera a few years back, the band has always been on my radar and in my playlists. There’s just something about their energy and charisma that equates to a charm that replays each hook, over and over again in your brain. Now, imagine all of that charm and double it. The end result would be Collisions and Near Misses.
Let’s break it down: Everything you’ve ever loved hearing from K Sera is here, fine-tuned, and amplified and let me tell you, it’s incredible. But what’s most remarkable is the incorporation of a few new elements that accentuate everything clearly. Namely, the newfound sense of atmosphere makes the right moments sound massive in a way I describe as Queen meets Muse with frantic moments of classical instrumentation in the vein of a heavier Panic! At The Disco, which fans will be able to hear in “Collisions,” “Near Misses,” “True Enough to Be Interesting” and my personal favorite “The Hollow Grounds of London.”
With the (fantastic) production helmed by Casey Crescenzo, it seems apparent that some traces of The Dear Hunter would find their way into K Sera’s signature sound but it works beautifully. Think a little bit of everything tonally from The Color Spectrum series meshed with The Cantos I and II. It’s a jaw-dropping, foot-tapping, head-banging (trust me, that’s a good thing), and tear-jerking hell-of-a-ride, and for the sake of hungering fans, I won’t give away the plethora of surprises the album offers. Just be ready for Collisions and Near Misses to drop because when it does, it will be Album Of The Year material.
Expect a full review around the time of its release in early 2013.