The album is deceiving with its upbeat tempos and over all fun, synth infused tracks, but the lyrics are heavy with themes of stress, depression and mental exhaustion. The overall theme of Conversations is the inner battle with your personal demons. It’s aggressive, but not in a fist pounding metal way. More so, Civil Youth have taken the approach of catching your attention and getting their message across by producing infectious songs that make you want to move, with deeply rooted emotions hidden amongst the electronic drive. Don’t get me wrong, these guys are heavy. I’m not describing a pop album to you, but rather an album that was written with knowledge of the effects that all sorts of music can have into consideration.
Much like the modern movement, Civil Youth have realized the benefits of merging genres, combining a Top 40’s feel with rock and roll. Today’s listeners are very beat driven and synthesized everything is ‘all the rage’. Finding the balance between still being able to call your music ‘rock’ and being current, while holding your own style so as to not get shoved to the bottom of the pile is no easy feat, but I would say Civil Youth have found the recipe for success with Conversation.