As careful as the music itself is, Romano's lyrics are similarly precise as they are complex. Each song is a mini masterpiece with layers upon layers. The album's lead singer, "When I Learned Your Name" is less a love song to another person -- in spite of its bubblegum pop exterior -- and more a recognition of and joy in oneself. In other words, it's the opposite of an existential crisis. And it's a damn infectious one at that. Even as Romano explores the vagaries of relationships in Modern Pressure, you can't help but have a lot of fun at it. Overall, this is a joyous album because it celebrates the dips in the human experience.
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