Stubborn Heart return with their first new music in eight years entitled Made Of Static. Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald, who have spent the last few years developing the ten brooding electro-soul tracks that make up the successor to their lauded 2012 self-titled debut, have once again struck a fine balance between ominous synth-soundscapes and introspective songwriting. Balance is the key theme here. With Fitzgerald leading the production and manning the machines, the sound is rawer than on their previous album. Left-field pop with dark, icy edges, it finds a home somewhere in between R&B and cold wave. Santucci brings the heart and with it his aching, obsessive lyrics and a desire for something grittier in it's presentation. The duo's talents complement each other perfectly throughout.