Smile Kid

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With their 2007 debut, We the Kings modeled their sound after groups like Jimmy Eat World and The Academy Is, mixing slickly produced pop songs and bleeding-heart lyrics to tuneful effect. The approach may have been familiar, but songs like "Check Yes Juliet" still packed one hell of a sugary punch, and the Kings became emo royalty as a result. Smile Kid arrives two years after that album's release, bringing with it another batch of hooks and a polished, compressed sound courtesy of producers S*A*M & SLUGGO. Frontman Travis Clark knows his audience well, and his summery songs appeal to everything that emo pop fans find holy. The guitar riffs are anthemic, the melodies...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With their 2007 debut, We the Kings modeled their sound after groups like Jimmy Eat World and The Academy Is, mixing slickly produced pop songs and bleeding-heart lyrics to tuneful effect. The approach may have been familiar, but songs like "Check Yes Juliet" still packed one hell of a sugary punch, and the Kings became emo royalty as a result. Smile Kid arrives two years after that album's release, bringing with it another batch of hooks and a polished, compressed sound courtesy of producers S*A*M & SLUGGO. Frontman Travis Clark knows his audience well, and his summery songs appeal to everything that emo pop fans find holy. The guitar riffs are anthemic, the melodies are supersized, and the lyrics rarely stray from such carpe diem sentiments as "Let's make champagne rain down from the sky, let's toast to the night!" Older listeners might not get it, but the Kings' fans should find plenty to smile about with this release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • Label: S-Curve Records
  • UPC: 807315200626
  • Catalog Number: 52006
  • Sales rank: 37,107

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Takes Me High (4:06)
  2. 2 Promise the Stars (4:35)
  3. 3 Heaven Can Wait (3:30)
  4. 4 The Story of Your Life (3:31)
  5. 5 Rain Falls Down (4:31)
  6. 6 Summer Love (3:25)
  7. 7 In-N-Out (Animal Style) (3:07)
  8. 8 The Spin (3:59)
  9. 9 Anna Maria (All We Need) (3:21)
  10. 10 We'll Be A Dream - Demi Lovato (3:53)
  11. 11 What You Do To Me (4:16)
  12. 12 Anna Maria
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
We the Kings Primary Artist
Danny Duncan Drums, Group Member
Travis Clark Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Sean Gould Ukulele, Flamenco Guitar
Hunter Thomsen Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Drew Thomsen Bass, Group Member
Demi Lovato Vocals
Technical Credits
Travis Clark Composer, Programming
Eric Stenman Engineer
Howie Beno Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Sam Hollander Composer, Programming
Kenny Luong Vocal Engineer
Sean Gould Engineer
Marc Urselli Engineer, Piano Engineer
Jason Debiak Art Direction
S*A*M Producer
Sluggo Producer
Dave Katz Composer, Programming
Mike Caffrey Drum Engineering
Grant Michaels Programming
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