This 16th album from Third Day breaks new musical ground, with layered guitars, layered harmonies, and sing-a-long gang vocals augmenting the classic Third Day sound. Legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Fray) has helped the band forge...
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This 16th album from Third Day breaks new musical ground, with layered guitars, layered harmonies, and sing-a-long gang vocals augmenting the classic Third Day sound. Legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Fray) has helped the band forge its exciting new style.
:There comes a time in every artist's career where they need to re-imagine, re-invigorate, and dream it all over again. For Third Day, that time was in the fall of 2011.
Their touring was never better, their album Move was successful, the fans were super-engaged, yet they felt it was time to shake things up. As they prepared to write and record their next album, Miracle, the band hired legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Fray, Train) to help them forge a new sound. From the opening track, 'Hit Me Like A Bomb', it is clear that Third Day mean business when they say they want to bring something new to the table. Musically, there are sounds that have never been on a Third Day album including layered guitars, layered harmonies, and sing-a-long gang vocals. Music styles range from pulsating rock to acoustic pop-rock, yet the classic Third Day sound everyone loves is still there but refreshed and rejuvenated. Lyrically, the themes are relevant for our culture today. Songs about pressing on in difficult times ('Your Love Is Like A River', 'I Need A Miracle'), praying for change ('Hit Me Like A Bomb', 'Believe In Something'), and hope for better times ('The Victory', 'Take Me Back').
1. Hit Me Like A Bomb
- 1. Hit Me Like A BombThird Day0:59
- 2. Kicking And ScreamingThird Day0:59
- 3. Your Love Is Like A RiverThird Day0:59
- 4. I Need A MiracleThird Day0:59
- 5. You Are My EverythingThird Day0:59
- 6. For The Rest Of My LifeThird Day0:59
- 7. I Want To Believe In YouThird Day0:59
- 8. The VictoryThird Day0:59
- 9. Take Me BackThird Day0:59
- 10. Forever YoursThird Day0:59
- 11. Time's Running Out On MeThird Day0:59
- 12. Morning Has BrokenThird Day0:59
Influenced by the Southern rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd and other artists such as U2 and Rich Mullins, Third Day was originally formed by vocalist Mac Powell and acoustic guitarist Mark Lee. The duo added bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr from another local band, and recorded some demos. Third Day's live shows gradually built a loyal fan base, and just after lead guitarist Brad Avery joined, the band signed to Gray Dot Records. Their eponymous debut followed in 1996, with Conspiracy No. 5 appearing a year later. In 1999 Third Day returned with Time, and the next year Offerings, a collection of new and live material, came out, followed in 2003 by its companion, Offerings II: All I Have to Give.
That same year, the American Music Awards tapped them with a nomination in the Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist category. For their fifth studio album, 2004's Wire (which was followed shortly after by Live Wire), Third Day returned to their rock and roll roots, a trend they kept up for 2005's Top Ten hit Wherever You Are, which came out in CD/DVD format the next year. ~
John Bush, All Music Guide