Ever since Wu Lyf broke up, its members have been working on their own solo projects. Listening to their individual music is like experiencing a dissection of Wu Lyf, pulling apart each layered element and seeing who was responsible for what. Former frontman Ellery James Roberts’ solo material sounds borderline apocalyptic, and now we’ve got Francis Lung, the somewhat calmer-sounding project of Tom McClung, the band’s former bassist. “Age Limits” is subdued, but still weighty, and while Roberts’ music sounds almost desperate—like end of the world desperate—McClung’s stuff has distance. It sounds like he’s not so much living in the moment as he is reflecting on it.
Stream: Francis Lung, “Age Limits”