To Breathe: Daylight
By: Linda Spielman
Need To Breathe's debut
CD, Daylight, proves that this band has potential to be hit
makers worldwide. Their sound is crisp, solid and high powered.
They blend the edgy alternative/rock sound with great hooks. The
songs on this CD leave you humming their lingering existence hours
after the CD has been put away for the evening.
Daylight is one
of those CDs you put in your stereo because you know it's good,
then you go about doing things like cleaning or getting ready to
go out on a Friday night. It's a great alternative/rock CD with
drive and energy that leaves the listener wanting to hear more.
As a whole, the group is very polished with a rockin' yet clean
Strikingly, on Daylight Need To Breathe eloquently blend and balance guitars, bass, drums
and piano for a strong, yet not an overbearing sound. Shine Onis
probably the strongest track on this CD. It has great hooks, a catchy
melody and is the song best suited for mainstream radio airplay.
The final track entitled, I Won't Look Back, is a masterfully
written ballad. It is written from a mature and very adult outlook
on love and recognizes that regardless of whether we're winning
or losing at the game our experiences help to make us the people
we are. What has happened molds us to move forward with our lives,
but as the song says I won't look back because there is nothing
we can change or would change in the end.
Need To Breathe has potential
to be a radio success. The production on this CD is amazing where
every instrument is audible but not overpowering. On Daylight,
all of the elements from the lyrics to the musicianship complement
one another, adding to the overall appeal of the band.