'The Travels' represents a signpost in the continuing journey that is the songs of Berlin-based artist Molly Nilsson. On The Travels Molly Nilsson's resonant voice is found curling around a new sense of optimism and wide-eyed discovery that was only alluded to in her previous work. Songs like 'Dear Life' might be spiked with a barbed sense of the dejected, but the presiding feeling is one of optimism, of being in love with life despite a shield of cynicism. 'Dirty Fingers' brings a melancholy recognisable from previous work but with an incessant beat and ecstatic underpinning it becomes apparent that a new force is at play here. In case the listener missed it, "The Power Ballad" brings an endearing, sincerity to proceedings that also offers a tantalising question: can you be sceptical about love but still be bewitched?CD in slipcase with lyric booklet. Black vinyl with Download card and lyric insert.