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Love & War
     

Love & War

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by BarlowGirl
 
Over the course of several hit albums, Christian girl group BarlowGirl established themselves as a successful crossover trio by mastering a variety of secular pop and rock styles and matching them to inspirational (but not always explicitly religious) lyrics. Often sounding like a radio-ready mix of Avril Lavigne<

Overview

Over the course of several hit albums, Christian girl group BarlowGirl established themselves as a successful crossover trio by mastering a variety of secular pop and rock styles and matching them to inspirational (but not always explicitly religious) lyrics. Often sounding like a radio-ready mix of Avril Lavigne, Evanescence, and Vanessa Carlton, the group appealed to an unusually wide variety of music fans. Love & War finds the Illinois-based act expanding its sound even further, incorporating influences from heavy rock and dance music. The opening track, "Come Alive," is driven by a straight-up disco beat, a driving bassline, and Killers-esque edgy guitars, while "Time for You to Go" finds the singers' smooth vocal harmonies and biting anti-mass media social commentary backed by a nu-metal-ish funky beat and thrashy drumming. "Hello Sunshine" is a horse of a different (bright) color, its jaunty piano, joyful melody, fuzzy lead guitar, and Bach trumpet blasts clearly influenced by Paul McCartney-authored songs from the Beatles' post-Revolver era. A diverse, engaging exercise in several different subgenres of Christian music, Love & War appeals equally to the CCM heart, rock muscles, and pop sweet tooth.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
Label:
Fervent / Spirit-Led
UPC:
0080688786120
catalogNumber:
887861

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Performance Credits

BarlowGirl   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Barry Graul   Electric Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Otto Price   Synthesizer,Guitar
John Painter   Electric Guitar,Horn,Woodwind
Alyssa Barlow   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Lauren Barlow   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Rebecca Barlow   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Otto Price   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Bryan Lenox   Engineer
Otto Price   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jon Michael   Drum Technician
David Das   Programming
Paul T. Kwami   Director
Grant Harrison   Engineer
BarlowGirl   Composer
Tim Rosenau   Guitar Techician
John DeNosky   Engineer,Guitar Techician

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