Every generation has a few defining albums. Nirvana’s Nevermind and In Utero represented the angst of teenagers and college students in the early ’90s. The Velvet Underground & Nico’s eponymous LP was arguably the pinnacle of the liberation revolution that swelled across the Western world and in music. Spice by The Spice Girls was more than just a catchy pop album; it redefined feminism and how “girl power” was presented within the mainstream. As we now focus on 2017, what album will be the emblem of today’s generation? We’re not talking about protest albums (and there are plenty of great ones already in 2017), but compilations that reflect the nervousness many young people have about the present and future and their place in the world. Fazerdaze‘s debut, Morningside, could be the answer. Filled with 10 guitar-pop songs, Morningside is much more than just scintillating ear candy. Each song is layered with emotional depth, as frontwoman and project mastermind Amelia Murray reveals a wide range of feelings – anxiety, trepidation, hope, and relief. The album’s opener, “Last to Sleep”, unveils all these feelings. With a stirring guitar line and her captivating vocals, Murray expresses her fears of what is to come. A nervous energy can be heard in her voice as she tries to convince herself that the more things change, the more they stay the same. With Morningside, she and her band of three brothers have crafted an album that is delicious on the ears, warm on the heart, and thought-provoking on the mind. It is therefore, an album not just for a generation still trying to find their way, but for anyone who is still seeking answers. It’s an album that defines many of the lives lived and those to come.