City of Sound’s music is a brand of artful synth-heavy alt-rock that’s enhanced by neo-classical accents, including violin and various orchestral elements. All of it is in support of singer Jordan Wright, whose voice, while not distinctive, is a strong instrument that has echoes of Maroon 5, Sting, OneRepublic and Fall Out Boy. On “Odyssey,” thoughtful lyrics ride a tide of majestic synths whose melodic, processional pace is punctuated by a series of peaks and valleys. A similar setup propels “The Madhouse” as it deploys violin and neo-classical piano for an epic and emotive effect. “Race to the Sea” is memorable for its angelic synth chorus. Songs are solid but hooks could be even sharper.