In the industry, especially once your band starts to gain genuine traction, you start getting pressure from everyone, labels, management, fans, friends etc to be something that fits their vision. Most of these bands started out with a pure pursuit of their vision, but once it becomes a job, those pressures can be a lot easier to fall for. I will always respect a band that continues to chase what is important to them, ignoring the wishes of what everyone, even the fans, want to hear, because they haven't lost what made music special to them in the first place. This is 100% what The Contortionist are doing here, it's a risky and scary move because it's not what anyone expects from them, and they went for it anyways because that is what was important to them. That's a ballsy move.