Style: Modern rock; compare to Downhere, Brandon Heath, The Afters, Kris Allen
Top tracks: "Our Love," "Beginning Not the End," "Broken (Beautiful)"
Between his time leading the progressive indie rockers Half Past Forever, his comebacks on American Idol, and an impressive solo career, Chris Sligh is one of today's most endearing singer/songwriters, yet always pushing the envelope. On this sophomore outing, he shatters typical pop/rock conventions for a string-infused journey of epic experimentation that never forsakes its accessibility. That delicate balancing act is augmented with vulnerable songwriting that's quick to call out his own faults, encourage others to examine their souls, to fight the good fight, to help the homeless, and to emerge as renewed creations.1