I Can See The World From Here
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Radio Drive is the hot alternative pop rock band with international acclaim. The magic behind the scenes all centers on Kevin Gullickson, song writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Can See the World From Here
is Radio Drive's third album to date released in June 2011. Full to the brim with nine original tracks, this album is a winner. Gullickson performed every instrument on the album and worked with Gene Paul (Grammy Award winning son of Les Paul) and his team at G&J Audio to mix and Remaster the CD.
'Run' rockets out of the park with a synthesized kick and attacks you with guitars that scream and thrash you into a listening frenzy. The first thing I thought when I heard the first sequence was this would be a great backdrop to a movie like Zombieland. A big grin plastered on my face, I cranked up the volume and let the supremely talented Gullickson lead me where ever he was going. 'Run when you're tired. Run when your strength's expired.' The balance of synthesized sound, guitar and energy filled vocals makes you want to move, zombies or not. This has to be my favorite song on the album.
'Footsteps' is more pensive, with more a drum presence at the onset of the song. The vocals are very Beatles and the song is very elegant in harmonic quality. The guitar is smooth and Gullickson has composed some creative and compelling melodies that kept me riveted the whole way through. The lyrics are centered on a young man going to see a girl after a late night phone call. 'You'll hear the sound of my footsteps and know that I am there. You'll hear the sound of my footsteps and know that I still care.' The blend of vocals and Gullickson's guitar playing, drums and all of the other pieces of the song fit together perfectly. This is one of those songs you will be humming under your breath after you hear it.
'Northern Heights' has a lighter, almost fluttery feel at first. There is an edgy quality that builds until Gullickson explodes with the song and guitar. 'I can see. I can see the world from here.' Clearly the song behind the title of the CD, this track has some cool riffs and the tension at times is almost unbearable. Smooth as silk and sharp as a razor, Gullickson's vocals are subtle, yet intense and the song continues you on a winding path through the rest of the album. From a song about creationism, love and finally the last track, 'Day and Night' which is purely instrumental.
If you have any leanings toward The Beatles, U2, Switchfoot or Coldplay, you will love this album. You know it's good when the second it starts to play you get goose bumps down your arms and you just want to dance. It has a pop feel, but enough of an alternative style that it doesn't come across like most pop albums you will find out there. Gullickson's work with harmonies and the time spent in the studio mixing and intensifying this album really shows. The combination of Gene Paul and his group and Gullickson's talent are electrifying. Each track brings a new experience that will have you looking for more songs to download. Radio Drive is a band to watch.
Key Tracks- Run, Footsteps, Northern Heights
Dana Wright-Muzikreviews.com Staff
September 5, 2011
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03. Northern Heights
04. I Won't Let Go
06. Drowning in Your Love
08. The Place
09. Day and Night