The latest from the multi-talented poet/lyricist Kae Tempest is a sweeping journey of precisely crafted rhyming schemes, moving lyricism and impeccably understated electronics. Critically acclaimed for their poetry, Kae Tempest continues to sketch intricate vignettes of everyday life brimming with a sense of physicality, place, time, and emotion. More than that, Tempest digs deeper to examine roots, motivations, and gives rise to underlying structures and commonalities to lived experience. At their finest Kae Tempest casts an eye on multiple foci at once, melding them together like on ‘Salt Coast’ where people and place are personified as one and then viewed as if through an internal, personally reflective lens. Elevating ‘The Line Is A Curve’ further is the subtle electronics of Dan Carey, whose looping soundscapes and minimal beats provide the impressionistic illustrated pages that complement Tempest’s vocals. Working in metaphorical lockstep, each provides reassuring structure to the other making ‘The Line Is A Curve’ Tempest’s best yet.