Perhaps it’s a jaded marriage in his past, the subsequent divorce or general satirical feelings about the institution of marriage that inspired Tim Kasher on The Game of Monogamy. But whatever it is, we’re willing to play along.
On the artist’s solo debut, he weaves together quirky songs with playful, multi-colored sounds and lyrics that hint at a string of broken hearts.
As the front man of indie groups Cursive and The Good Life, Kasher continues his solo album in a similar fashion, combining a multitude of instrumentals with descriptive and often desperate lyrics that describe a character who is — in all probability — an extension of himself.
The Game of Monogamy
Dive verdict: 3 of 5 stars
The layers of sound and lyrics might reflect Kasher’s past projects, but there’s little evidence of Cursive’s thrashing volatility.
With its game-like whimsicality, The Game of Monogamy is a quick saunter through the masked reality of broken love.