Sometimes a record comes along that surprises you in so many unexpected ways. The surprise is multifarious.The sounds and the melodies are similar yet strange. It proves to be everything you’ve wanted, what you’ve been seeking for some time. A secret. An ache. A kind of longing. The songs wash over you like light but haunt you like specters. The timbre of Marshall’s melancholy has never sounded so lovely and enchanting. The sorrow is still there but there is warmth. Such warmth. “Sun” is a left turn. It’s a special record. A gem. The kind of album that inspires you to take chances, try new things, experiment without fear of losing yourself. It reminds you that history, though influential, does not dictate the course of the future. That everything you’ve done up to this very moment does not design what you will go on to do. There is change. There is hope. There is beauty. They’re all there if you want them.