Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
Label: Universal Records
The Floridian alt-rock band's second record for Universal moves the quintet further from its quietly Christian Tooth & Nail years into a more strict active rock category. With huge pianos, arena rock guitars and a multi-tracked chorus, "You Belong Here" holds much more in common with the late '70s AOR moves conjured by Kansas than what one might expect from kids that grew up listening to Fall Out Boy. A new wave/disco nod to crabcore emerges in "Art of War"; or maybe that's just how deep Coldplay's influence goes on mainstream production values.