On Februray 21, 2009, Nothing More released their fourth studio album, The Few Not Fleeting. Now I will be honest, until recently I did not realize that their self titled album, whcih came out in 2014 was not their debut album. I had previously found nothing about their old work, for some reason. But better late than never, right?
Come to find out, this was actually the first album to feature Jonny Hawkins as the lead vocalist for Nothing More. Prior to this, they had Trey Graham as their front man, and because some songs were already recorded, Trey is actually on some of these tracks, not Jonny. Those two tracks are, "The Cleansing" and "Blue and Gold." So, due to the fact that those two are very diferent vocally, they stand out. That's just a given, but we have more to talk about than just vocal differences.
Like "Waiting On Rain", for example. Its quite beautiful, especially lyrically, as it really shows what some people deal with mentally. It actually seems to tell the story of two people who committed suicide, due to the weight of the world becoming way too much. Its a very sad song, but very beautiful, and I think its worth listening to.
Honestly, I think the entire album is very deep like that, and is something Nothing More has continued to convey. They always tell a story, with each song, and though the music is slightly different from their newer works, that still stands true. I highly recommend checking out this album, and the newer, self titled album Nothing More as well. Please stay tuned for reviews on older works from Nothing More, and head on over to their official website to see everything they have coming up.
They're going to be playing several festivals coming up in 2017, such as the 98Rockfest, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Nothern Invasion and Rock On The Range. For more information, please head onto each of the festival's respective website.
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