Current Joys is the stage name adopted by singer-songwriter Nick Rattigan, who (at least in this project) tends to go back and forth between solemn, low-tempo songs and up-tempo, almost drum machine driven songs that are reminiscent of the low-fi versions of the early post-punk of the Seventeen Seconds era Cure. His more recent work has gravitated towards emotionally heavy lyrical ballads with lowered pace and sparse instrumentation, often with just a guitar or accompanied by a keyboard. His singing occasionally brings Robert Smith's signature wail to mind. The songs are fairly compelling, well-crafted, and can be beautifully melancholic, but also fairly intense in general. They are not intended to cheer you up, but to guide you into a quietly contemplative, self-reflective path.