Releases

Perfect Light (2022)

2LP | 2CD | digital download

Released 21st January 2022

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"An even more affective and effective experience than its predecessor, and one of Walker's most beautiful and heartfelt records to date."

            The Quietus

“The album reaffirms that Walker is one of our finest living songwriters.”

            Bandcamp Daily

“The greatest songwriters can you draw you in closer the quieter and more understated they get. Patrick Walker is at his softest here, but he sounds as arresting as ever.”

            Rolling Stone

"A record to stop time and mend hearts, from the most sublime of voices.”

            Jonathan Selzer, Metal Hammer magazine

“A heartbreaking glimpse into the mind of one of the most emotive and underrated vocalists and songwriters in Britain today.”

            Echoes and Dust

“Effortlessly sublime… a searing masterpiece.”

            Album of the Year

“This album is currently the benchmark for everything that may come in 2022.”

PrettyInNoise

“Frequently beautiful, and often achingly poignant… the third album by 40 Watt Sun is quite exceptional, and possibly one of the most affecting and emotionally resonant records you’ll hear this year.”

            Wonderbox Metal

“Every track is wonderful in its own stately way, although some like Behind My Eyes (if there’s a better song released by the end of 2022, we’re in for a good year) and the mellow The Spaces In Between do emerge as highlights… Perfect Light stands proudly as a (very) early 2022 album of the year contender. Subdued and sombre, but also inviting in its way, this is a highly-accomplished work.”

            Sputnik Music

“A near-perfect record.”

            DaMusic

Perfect Light is a work of raw honesty.”

            Treblezine

"On their third album, Walker puts his voice and his endless heartbreak firmly at the centre, with sparse, primarily acoustic instrumentation. In a softer vessel, his soul only grows louder, his soul more haunted."

              Spin Magazine

“A triumph of emotive energy… Perfect Light is an album that begs for the stillness, for the quiet. In these spaces, it reveals itself to have depth and resonance beyond its appearance.”

            The Sleeping Shaman

Perfect Light is a stunning album.”

            Paul Scoble, Musipedia of Metal

“One of the best and most expressive voices in the whole music scene.”

            Heavy Metal Webzine

Perfect Light is the band’s third proper album and perhaps the most beautiful entry to date… this is a harrowing and poignant album with the ability to tug at your heartstrings at every turn.”

            Heavy Music HQ