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    Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:07:38

    Flyleaf "New Horizons" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    • Flyleaf - Through the first verse of "In The Dark," Lacey softly stepped around the stage with what seemed like the shyness of a small child. That shyness soon erupted into a raw emotional energy that captivated the audience for the rest of the evening. There are some performers that just hop onstage, sing, dance, whatever, and hop back offstage. Lacey is definitely not one of them. She doesn't just sing songs, she feels them – and the audience could tell as they sang and swayed right along with her. But it wasn’t just her; each band member was able to connect with the audience. While Sameer and Jared grooved to their melodies, Pat furiously pounded the bass and jumped on speakers. James even pointed his sticks out toward the crowd while drumming. It was amazing to see a band with such an enormous presence play a venue with such an intimate setting.—Lilly Ryden
    • Flyleaf - Through the first verse of "In The Dark," Lacey softly stepped around the stage with what seemed like the shyness of a small child. That shyness soon erupted into a raw emotional energy that captivated the audience for the rest of the evening. There are some performers that just hop onstage, sing, dance, whatever, and hop back offstage. Lacey is definitely not one of them. She doesn't just sing songs, she feels them – and the audience could tell as they sang and swayed right along with her. But it wasn’t just her; each band member was able to connect with the audience. While Sameer and Jared grooved to their melodies, Pat furiously pounded the bass and jumped on speakers. James even pointed his sticks out toward the crowd while drumming. It was amazing to see a band with such an enormous presence play a venue with such an intimate setting.—Lilly Ryden
    • Flyleaf - Through the first verse of "In The Dark," Lacey softly stepped around the stage with what seemed like the shyness of a small child. That shyness soon erupted into a raw emotional energy that captivated the audience for the rest of the evening. There are some performers that just hop onstage, sing, dance, whatever, and hop back offstage. Lacey is definitely not one of them. She doesn't just sing songs, she feels them – and the audience could tell as they sang and swayed right along with her. But it wasn’t just her; each band member was able to connect with the audience. While Sameer and Jared grooved to their melodies, Pat furiously pounded the bass and jumped on speakers. James even pointed his sticks out toward the crowd while drumming. It was amazing to see a band with such an enormous presence play a venue with such an intimate setting.—Lilly Ryden

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    "There is no such thing as time," urges Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm midway through the band's divinely catchy new single, "New Horizons."

    Sturm has an uncanny ability to encode uplifting messages within sublime hard rock, and the first track from their forthcoming album of the same name continues that tradition. Simultaneously, the group continues to challenge itself and evolve, and that's the most wonderful and refreshing aspect of the latest from Flyleaf.

    Guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann trade a snappy clean riff that's as propulsive as the lyrics are poetic. Pat Seals's bass rumbles along fueling the charge in tandem with James Culpepper's impenetrable drumming.

    "Wait until I fly," assures Sturm. However, she and her band mates have already taken flight on the wings of one of their best songs yet.

    It has all of the elements fans have come to know and love, but there's a lyrical and musical brilliance emblematic of their growth. Get ready for another classic from Flyleaf. Sturm's right time doesn't matter—especially because her band is timeless.

    Rick Florino
    08.07.12


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