***** While "Medicine" before it was far more accessible than anything they'd released previously, "Mother Tongue" found the perfect blend of pop, rock and emo and landed exactly where I always wanted these guys to sit. It does have a bit of a shift lyrically from their usual style to become more of a love song with an uplifting feeling, however there are still enough recognisable elements there to not feel like a completely drastic change. The vocal is of course just how I'd always hoped their vocals would be, without an unclean vocalist, and sounds perfect as a result. It's the chorus which is most impressive though, with a fantastic anthemic sound. Repeating the chorus twice in a row is very effective, especially with the addition of the drums earlier in the second of the choruses which makes it a peak that's been built towards. It's such a catchy chorus and always draws me in. The bridge is a lot of fun with all the "whoa-oh-oh"'s, and might be the part which feels like the most drastic shift for them. This quickly became my personal favourite of their career.