STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 147041-21712 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-01-06
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The release of Josiah's 2013 single "Sinking Ships" got your Cross Rhythms scribes digging into the Californian songsmith's back catalogue. This 2012 album was well worth the effort. There's a wide variety of styles on offer here, "Distant Lights" is a piano-based soft worship song with powerful lyrics ("I'm running fast, I'm trying to reach you/I'm pushing things that are in my way/And they don't really know what you mean to me"); "Love Shy Spark" has a bit of Owl City-style pop electronica about it while the opener "More To This Life" is a joyful upbeat celebration, again with electronica tinges. One reviewer suggested that this album sounded a bit like the mainstream's Jack's Mannequin and I wouldn't disagree. If you enjoy celebratory thinking man's pop it's still not too late to catch up like Cross Rhythms have.
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