Depending on how you feel about Vanden Plas you may or may not shrug off a side project by their lead singer, Andy Kuntz. Forget what you think of them, though, Andy Kuntz put together a project album named Abydos, intended as a stage musical, which outpaces everything Vanden Plas has done . I am, admittedly, not particularly a fan of Vanden Plas, but this Abydos album is worth it every time I put it on. Vanden Plas fan or not, this album is worth looking in to.
The song I chose to highlight is Silence, a song that mixes an interesting arrangement with a great melodic chorus. A keyboard bridge in the second half of the song is one of many very cool, unexpected moments in the song.