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    Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:57:41

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

    Flyleaf Photos

    • 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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    Flyleaf Videos

    • Flyleaf - Set Me On Fire
    • Flyleaf - Something Better - feat. Sonny of POD

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    Flyleaf feels reborn on the new single "Something Better". It's the first glimpse of the band with new vocalist Kristen May, but that's not the only reason. The song exudes a fresh spirit that's equally inspiring and irresistible. Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann trade sparkplug six-string fireworks back and forth with a newfound panache. Meanwhile, Pat Seals and James Culpepper prove to be one of the tightest rhythm sections in hard rock yet again.

    May's voice sails over this energized yet tempered backdrop, revealing a band born again. The hook remains immediately unforgettable, and there's even a powerful guest spot from P.O.D. mainman Sonny Sandoval. Still, it feels like there's even bigger things to come from the group even beyond the new EP, Who We Are [July 9].



    Rick Florino
    06.19.13


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