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For Now is the second EP by Brooklyn duo Beacon, five songs that continue the band's exploration of the dark spaces under the surface of human relationships. Themes of fractured love are prominent, particularly the distinction between love and lust, and what happens when the former falls away, leaving only the latter to fester: as Mullarney sings on third track "Pulse", "It's a long walk from lust to love… And if I get caught, it's not my fault."
Musically, this is perhaps the best realization yet of Beacon's synthesis of darker, creeping R&B sound, anchored by a strong bass and electronic music influence. The cover seems like the sound design : it is immaculate, employing minimal, bass-heavy templates embellished with judicious melodic flourishes.