Sunshine State of Mind

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
From its bright-yellow packaging to the summery pop
ock songs within, Sunshine State of Mind is a tribute to We the Kings' home state, sort of like the Floridian equivalent of the Academy Is' Fast Times at Barrington High. "Say You Like Me" flirts with reggae rhythms, "Every Single Dollar" puts a Warped Tour spin on 1950s rock & roll, and "Friday Is Forever" barrels forward with a sunny, epic sweep, its melody elevated by vocal harmonies and overdubbed strings. The lyrics fall into the same prepackaged categories as previous albums -- either the girl's leaving the boy or the boy's leaving the girl, both of which are described with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
From its bright-yellow packaging to the summery pop
ock songs within, Sunshine State of Mind is a tribute to We the Kings' home state, sort of like the Floridian equivalent of the Academy Is' Fast Times at Barrington High. "Say You Like Me" flirts with reggae rhythms, "Every Single Dollar" puts a Warped Tour spin on 1950s rock & roll, and "Friday Is Forever" barrels forward with a sunny, epic sweep, its melody elevated by vocal harmonies and overdubbed strings. The lyrics fall into the same prepackaged categories as previous albums -- either the girl's leaving the boy or the boy's leaving the girl, both of which are described with the sort of literary semi-prowess you'd find in a high-school lit mag -- and they're filled with plenty of wordless syllables (whoa, oh, oooh being the most frequent) to maximize their singalong potential. The ballads don't carry nearly as much heft as the faster songs, even with the added benefit of S*A*M & Sluggo's high-sheen production, but We the Kings have never been concerned with heft anyway. Sunshine State of Mind is a lightweight, breezy album, with just enough melodic mass to keep its songs from floating out of listeners' heads and into the ether.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: S-Curve Records
  • UPC: 807315200923
  • Catalog Number: 52009
  • Sales rank: 12,098

Album Credits

Performance Credits
We the Kings Primary Artist
Danny Duncan Drums, Group Member
Travis Clark Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Hunter Thomsen Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Drew Thomsen Bass, Group Member
Grant Michaels Keyboards
Mark Evitts Strings
Technical Credits
Travis Clark Composer, Programming
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Mike Marquis Booking
Howie Beno Engineer
Bret Disend Management
Matt Galle Booking
Sam Hollander Composer, Programming
Josh Edmondson String Arrangements
Sean Gould Engineer
S*A*M Producer
Sluggo Producer
Todd Russell Art Direction
Robert Schwartzman Composer, Engineer
Grant Michaels Programming
Mark Ngui Booking
Dave Hotz Composer, Programming
Brent Mulligan Management
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