We The Living is actually something that is seemingly alive. The music is deep and emotive and allows one to easily connect with the songs. Nothing soothes the soul like a charming piano riff such as the one that introduces the album’s the second track, “St. Paul”, or the undeniable romantic and melodic riff on “Best Laid Plans”, clearly the more famous of all the tracks on the record.
The whole album is truly heartfelt, but doesn’t lack an edgy feel. The indescribable tone of John Paul Roney’s voice is so captivating that it’s hard to tear yourself away from this soulful album.
The lyrics are intelligent, articulate, and well written. The music is crafty, catchy, and sentimental. There is so much to be said about this album, but I am at a loss for words. This is in many ways a thinking man’s band.
The album isn’t necessarily a concept record, rather the lads in the band offer up the idea of “Philo”, the concept that everyone needs to have their own individual philosophy. Case and point, each member of the band has their own blog, expressing their thoughts and what makes them, them and unique. They encourage fans to find themselves and run with it, to be true to themselves and find their niche. All of this is apparent after just one listen to Heights of the Heavens. [ END ]
02. St. Paul
03. Half the Girl
04. London Rain
06. Best Laid Plans
07. 75 and 17
10. Ain’t No Sunshine
Run Time: 33:54