Black & White

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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
Royal Tailor summon the best parts of contemporary pop and hip-hop on Black & White, one of the most danceable Christian debuts in years. Funneling the influences of everyone from Maroon 5 to Jay Sean to Bruno Mars, the group's infectious pop results in one of the decade's most contemporary and well-produced albums. The group's rise caught the attention of fellow CCM artists Leeland, who introduced the band to their management at Provident Label Group. One reason RT gained notice is because of their success at sounding relevant. Where rank-and-file Christian artists have fallen flat in attempts to reach out to contemporary culture, Royal Tailor thrive with their blend...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
Royal Tailor summon the best parts of contemporary pop and hip-hop on Black & White, one of the most danceable Christian debuts in years. Funneling the influences of everyone from Maroon 5 to Jay Sean to Bruno Mars, the group's infectious pop results in one of the decade's most contemporary and well-produced albums. The group's rise caught the attention of fellow CCM artists Leeland, who introduced the band to their management at Provident Label Group. One reason RT gained notice is because of their success at sounding relevant. Where rank-and-file Christian artists have fallen flat in attempts to reach out to contemporary culture, Royal Tailor thrive with their blend of urban grooves and a penetrating yet not preachy message of morality. Lead single "Hold Me Together" introduces the band's warmth and catchy hooks, but listeners are in for a real treat as the rest of the album bounces with energy. The first notes of leadoff track "Death of Me" reveal a depth of talent that makes one think that they might not even realize how good they are. "Control" is where the guys really hit the floor, so to speak, with Tauren Wells' vocals referencing hits by Kesha, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. Set to a Timbaland-like beat, the song creatively challenges the immorality encouraged by those songs with simple counter-messages such as "No teenage dream could ever be worth your soul." It's a clever way of sharing their message, and it's as vibrant and fresh as anything to come out of the Christian scene in years. Guitarist DJ Cox, bassist Blake Hubbard, and drummer Jarrod Ingram are superb in the rhythm section. The album doesn't disappoint, giving listeners plenty of reasons to keep this one on repeat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • Label: Provident
  • UPC: 083061092627
  • Catalog Number: 10926
  • Sales rank: 4,229

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Death Of Me (3:42)
  2. 2 Make A Move (3:22)
  3. 3 Freefall (3:42)
  4. 4 Control (3:41)
  5. 5 Gravity (Pulling Heaven Down) (5:18)
  6. 6 Hold Me Together (3:24)
  7. 7 Wannabe (2:58)
  8. 8 Black & White (3:43)
  9. 9 Run To Love (3:31)
  10. 10 Hope (3:38)
  11. 11 Love Is Here (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Royal Tailor Primary Artist
Javier Solís Percussion
Luke Brown Background Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Aaron Lindsey Keyboards
Jerry McPherson Guitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Akil Thompson Guitar
Elizabeth Lamb Viola
Chuck Butler Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Daniel Kinner Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Conni Ellisor Violin
Jarrod Ingram Drums, Group Member
DJ Cox Guitar, Group Member
Blake Hubbard Bass, Group Member
Tauren Wells Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Aaron Lindsey Composer, Programming
Tim Akers String Arrangements
Beth Lee Art Direction
Nate Smith Composer
Jim Gray String Arrangements
Tim Parker Art Direction
Vlado Meller Mastering
Kevin Bruchert Composer
Jeremy McCoy Composer
Chuck Butler Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Drum Engineering
Jason McArthur Executive Producer
Tony Wood Composer
Dan Deurloo Drum Engineering
Ben Phillips Engineer
Michael Fordinal Composer
Brandon Perdue Composer
Daniel Kinner Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Arron W. Lindsey Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Vocal Engineer
Seth Mosley Composer
Juan Otero Composer
Tony Johnsen Booking
John M. Gross Legal Counsel
Jarrod Ingram Composer
Daifah Davies Composer
Blake Hubbard Composer
Tauren Wells Composer, Vocal Arrangements
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