NEEDTOBREATHE – H A R D L O V E

When the day comes and the fire is out,
I wanna know that I gave you all I had.

When the day comes and the fire is out,
I wanna know that I gave you my everything.

7. 15. 16

Ten years since their debut record, Daylight, NEEDTOBREATHE releases their sixth album, H A R D L O V E. Although H A R D L O V E does not contain the nostalgia of The Heat, the roots of The Outsiders, or the matchless prowess of The Reckoning, it is full of simple love and honest heartbreak. The title track is a catchy encouragement to fight for love despite its difficulty. MONEY & FAME packs a punch with trumpets in its standout chorus while BE HERE LONG reflects upon the mortal aspect of love and the time we have to give it. The closing track CLEAR offers a testimony of love as Bear sings with confidence, You are the four winds. You’re the catalyst of high hopes. You are the beauty that sparks revival. You’re the oxygen inside these lungs that’s giving life to my bones. Sure, I wish H A R D L O V E was a intricate masterpiece, but with my expectations lowered due to (what I found to be, although loved by many others) the underwhelming Rivers In the Wasteland, I am quite satisfied with Bear’s voice carrying a cohesive, well executed, safe release.

5-stars

Favorite Songs: HARD LOVE, MONEY & FAME, BE HERE LONG, LET’S STAY HOME TONIGHT, TESTIFY, CLEAR
Top 10 Potential: Yes
Album Cover: 8.5

Album Artwork: http://www.listenherereviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/needtobreathe-hard-love-album-cover.jpg

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