Review Date: 10/07/2014
Review By: Jessica Morris
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: (8.5 / 10)
Back after blitzing the music scene with their 2011 release Hello, Wisconsin natives We Are Leo are back bigger and better with their new album Fightback Soundtrack. Featuring 14 tracks of pure pop and dance tunes, the album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign in late 2013. And true to their debut, the band will have listeners up and dancing as they communicate the love of God in a simple and relatable way.
The album’s opener, “Yours4Sure,” is insatiable pop. Filled with catchy guitar riffs and a consistent back beat, the message of the opener is clear: we dance because we belong to God. A radio friendly hit that makes you feel good inside, the simplicity of the message is mixed with evocative lyrics like, “My heart beats hope under the sapphire blue, and I have it all because I have you.” Featuring an on point guitar solo heading towards the end of the song, this will have you up and dancing. Following on with “Captivated,” this is a stand out track on the record. The use of synth and the pure tones of lead singer David Duffield’s vocals is reminiscent of Owl City’s Adam Young. A love song to the Creator, it talks about the moment Christ saved us. With some core truths about the nature of God, the implementation of a rap adds another dynamic to this track.