By JoshIVM on August-7-2012 | Filed under News | Tags : flyleaf, new horizons, rock | Share
Flyleaf has debuted the title track from their new album over at Loudwire. The single will be available for purchase on August 21st. The song is taken from the band’s new album, titled New Horizons, is set to release this Fall.
I feel the same way. when did this band get so……boring. Maybe i’m in the minority and I just dont ‘get it’.
Exactly, wheras songs like again where the band just seemed to just be playing all out, this seems like their holding back really. Dissapointing single.
I think this is a great song, but the happiness definitely throws you off at first. If the rest of the record is as aggressive as they’ve made it sound, it’ll be interesting to see how this fits. Can’t wait!
^Gonna have to go with this. It’s definitely different from their normal stuff, but on it’s own it’s a pretty good song. My only complaint would be that they could have differentiated the chorus and verses more, in terms of the melody.
It’s an ok song, I loved Memento Mori and this feels like a step back. Just my opinion.
Their positive sound is not for me :P They’ve stopped their aggressiveness quite a bit. Although female singers in heavier music aren’t really my thing, their slower songs (“So I Thought”, their acoustics from their Self-titled) are all amazing, I have faith there will still be a few good songs on this album :)
It is tough to tackle their aggressiveness anymore, because Lacey’s vocals cannot handle that as much.
I am sure this is a poppy single… and hard rock radio will have a single at some point, also. At least, I hope.
This song isn’t so bad but haven’t we all heard it before? They need to step up their game if they are going to differentiate themselves from the hordes of Female led rock bands out there playing similar music.
As much as I absolutely love Flyleaf (Memento Mori is one of my favorite albums of all time) I do agree with this. However I do think they’re still miles above most of the other radio rock bands out there. Nowadays I can hardly stand anything in the hard rock genre, but I still think Flyleaf (specifically Lacey) brings something fresh to the table. This does seem like a small step down from songs like “Chasm” and “Again” though.
That’s what I was thinking, Brandon. I could easily see this being a seller in the Christian market, but I don’t know if it will work for them in the general market where there is so many other competitors for female fronted hard rock bands.
I’m curious when “female-fronted rock band” became a stereotype. Like what, all rock bands with girl singers sound alike? Because I’m sure not hearing how, say, Evanescence sounds like The Pretty Reckless.
Paramore, Hey Monday, Icon For Hire, Fireflight, BarlowGirl (to some degree), The Letter Black, Tonight Alive, VersaEmerge, Automatic Loveletter, Evanscence and flyleaf just to name a few….
Dont forget Halestorm!
I just realized that all of these female-fronted bands use an un-natural color hair dye hahaha
I’m confused. I didn’t say there weren’t any, or even a lot, just that I don’t get how you can group them all together as soundalikes. Case in point, almost none of the bands listed above sound any more like each other than the many derivative guy-led pop punk or hard rock bands…except for having girl vocalists. So unless you’re saying that all female voices sound the same, I would think that, if anything, Flyleaf and the rest would need to differentiate themselves from other hard rock bands rather than “female-led rock bands”. I mean, it’s kind of like saying Hootie and the Blowfish need to distinguish themselves from Blessid Union of Souls and Howard Jones-era Killswitch Engage.
This sounds like something Barlow Girl coughed up. I loved when Lacey screamed on their old stuff (I’m So Sick will never leave my iPod), but that’s about as far as my affection for this band goes.
This sounds like Flyleaf covering a Best Coast song. Not bad but I miss Flyleaf’s debut album songs like I’m So Sick and Fully Alive.
You know this may not match some of their older stuff and I think I agree with everyone else when I say that she’s the perfect vocalist for a female fronted metal (almost hardcore) band, but she can still sing! No matter what style, she still has a voice. Maybe Flyleaf is changing their sound or maybe this is one of the only tracks of this style we will see on the album, but either way I think Lacey has a killer voice for any band
“Maybe Flyleaf is changing their sound or maybe this is one of the only tracks of this style we will see on the album….”
Hey- People were trying to hit the panic button here- until you had to go ruin it with your rational perspective. Go take your “reality checks” elsewhere!
Some people are ok with the new sound! I mean look at the comments on the Loudwire page. Change doesn’t always have to be bad. And I think if this album brings out more Flyleaf fans, which is certainly a possibility, then good for them!
After reading these comments, I couldn’t imagine what this song sounds like with words like “boring” being used. I skipped Memento as I found the riffs on the first album to be boring. I couldn’t see how this could be a step down unless Memento made the self-titled forgettable?
After listening to this new song, I think it really isn’t that bad or boring. Her unique vocals have been the saving grace of this band. On this song, though dialed down, she still has a unique sound to her voice. In that regard, Flyleaf is lucky be a woman-fronted band. I’m sure the album will do well thanks to her–aggressive or not.
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Some people (myself included) thought Memento Mori was better than their self titled. It packed a serious emotional wallop for me and contains some of the most honest to goodness Christ-centered lyrics I’ve heard in any album…much less a mainstream album. I think the biggest complaint was the “lack of screaming” but the few songs that include screaming are the most chaotic, emotional songs of their career in my opinion.
That’s cool, Lucas. The emotion sounds good. I appreciate intense stuff like that. I may check out Memento Mori eventually. I didn’t want to when it released, but I’m not opposed to giving it a shot now.
its not THAT bad
Probably one of my all time least favorite bands. I have no idea how people can actually enjoy her vocals
She cannot do the screams too much anymore, it would destroy her voice.
And Carter, she is AMAZING live… one of the best lead singers on multiple levels (prescence, engaging the crowd, being able to duplicate live, etc.)
It’s a single. I don’t think you can tell what the rest of the album is going to sound like based on a single. They’re probably hoping to get radio play, and this song is very radio friendly. I still hear the Flyleaf groove in it.
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