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Wide Awake
Bigger Than Ourselves



Album length: 11 tracks: 45 Minutes, 29 Seconds
Street Date: 2002


Wide Awake is a name that some of you may recognize. They've played in 4 countries, 17 states of almost 500 shows with more than 18,000 independent release sales. Their debut release, Thread brought attention from independent label True Tunes while they've gone the independent route with their sophomore album, Bigger Than Ourselves.

"Everyday Rockstar" starts things off with an almost U2 guitar riff that even states, "Maybe one Bono is enough for the world but maybe my songs can help some little girl." "She Likes Purple" adds a very well crafted pop track while "So Simple" slows the pace in balladry fashion. "Bigger Than Ourselves," the title track and "It's Not Dead" bring grungy contemporary delightful tunes while "Along The Way" includes a well-molded anthem of hope. "Shooting Star" is a radio friendly wunderkind while "Hey John" ends the wonderful album in a slow approach.

If Wide Awake can't get a major record deal, then what hope does anyone else have? They have the perfect pop rock musical ability, the look, and a rock star lead singer name in Scott Leger. This is not the "Christian Matchbox 20" by any means as Wide Awake makes up a whole separate moniker by themselves. Pop rock fans wake up, and don't miss out on this gem!

- Review date: 6/18/02, written by Blake Garris

 


. Record Label: Independent
. Album length: 11 Tracks, 45 Minutes and 29 Seconds
. Street Date: 2002

  1. Everyday Rockstar
  2. She Likes Purple
  3. Better Than One
  4. So Simple
  5. Bigger Than Ourselves
  6. It's Not Dead
  7. Out For The Afternoon
  8. Along The Way
  9. Don't You Remember
  10. Shooting Star
  11. Hey John

 

 

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