I was somewhat familiar with Five For Fighting before listening to their new album, Slice. I own the band's America Town album, but didn't really follow their music after that. When I heard about this release, I was interested in hearing what they'd come up with next. The One2One Network sent me a digital copy of the album to review and I really enjoyed it.
I love John Ondrasik's piano rock sound and his ballads have always been so smooth. This album isn't any different. It has a beautiful, almost melancholic sound that I really enjoyed it. There more "Billy Joel" moments in this album than I remember in previous releases, and I prefer the band's original sound more, but they don't take away from the album's charm.
Here is the album's tracklisting:
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can't Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
I love the title and opening track, Slice. It is very reminiscent of the band's America Town in my opinion. It really speaks of our country and our American hearts. Such a great, uplifting track. I also really love the tracks Chances and Love Can't Change The Weather.
The greatest part of John Ondrasik's songwriting is his storytelling. His songs are always lovely stories of life and this album is full of them. It's a really wonderful album.
Here are some other links for the group you might be interested in:
FFF Website: http://bit.ly/FFFWebsite
FFF Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/johnondrasik
FFF Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fiveforfighting