High Highs been around for a good 2-3 years without a proper full-length album to show for. However, they kept themselves busy, signing to Elton John’s Rocket Records and released EP’s and singles preceding what’s now become the arrival of their anticipated debut.
This is on one hand a thoughtfully constructed album, where each song utilizes an astonishing nostalgic trip and moves effortlessly from song to song, while creating an impressive consistency with abundant beauty that immediately stroke every possible chord in me. On the other hand, it’s possibly a bit too accessible. Underneath all the overflowing beauty, I’m hesitant of Open Season’s ability to last in the long run. I’m afraid that it could well become short lived love affair. But for now I’m still in love, and songs like “Slow it down” and “White Water” keeps me on a hazy high.