Flyleaf "New Horizons" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:07:38
"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.
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