Love and Other Planets

As his second album’s title suggests, Adem Ilhan likes using outer-space imagery to express his innermost doubts and desires. Love and Other Planets‘ rhythmically tricky acoustic arrangements showcase his soaring, sensitive-bloke vocals as he sings about starships and distant worlds; those pipes will come in handy if Coldplay ever needs a new frontman. At his most hopeful, Adem simply gapes at the night sky and lets his imagination roam: ”They’re not just pretty sparks/They’re more than tiny stars.”

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