Released: 26th July 2019
Perfect synthpop from an unlikely source, still with THAT soulful voice, and the arch, economical wordplay you'd expect. Guesswork isn't actually Cole's first go at using synths. But it is his first actual synthpop LP. It's surprising that he hasn't tried this sound before. The impression he gives is that, for years, he was fed up with simply being a cult artist, and thought guitars would be the best way to regain a mass audience. It's ironic then that this belated foray into electronic songcraft should contain some of the catchiest, most sophisticated pop he's ever recorded.