There’s a sort of leering loquaciousness about “Let Love Out” that seems particularly striking when compared to its lyrical message. Witt leans into every word, elongates syllables, and turns the phrases in unexpected ways. His guitar work is always based around melody; there’s no flashy dross dragging down its quality. “Just So You Know” is one half sleek, streamlined rocker and one half rambunctious blues rock with a tight swing. Witt’s voice shifts just as seamlessly from throat-scarring power into his own slurry vocal romp. “Where in the World” has a bloodshot-eyed primal quality with primitive percussion patterns and staccato guitar lines that simmer throughout much of the song and culminate at key points. A late gem comes with the ridiculously catchy “I Love You More Everyday”, but it’s never a shallow experience. Witt is another of the thin ranks of performers capable of marrying power pop principles, rock power, and punk attitude in a credible package. There’s an understated bittersweet quality to the penultimate track “Just War” and, volume and distortion aside, this really sounds much more like a highly amplified folk tune. The social and cultural consciousness behind Witt’s songs is fully developed, but he balances the message with entertaining musical firepower that invests the track list with a lot of staying power. Satyagraha doesn’t remake the wheel, but it isn’t difficult to assert that most listeners haven’t heard anything this year quite like Sterling Witt’s latest release.