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Chris Sligh
Running Back To You



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 13 tracks: 48 minutes, 33 seconds
Street Date: May 6, 2008


If you regularly tune into American Idol, you probably remember Season 6 contestant Chris Sligh. His outstanding voice and comedic, witty personality pushed him through to the top 12 finalists that season. Since his exit from Idol, Sligh has released a record with his band Half Past Forever and now is taking his own solo stab at the music industry with his debut album, and what you hear just might surprise you.

Running Back to You is a rather impressive piece of work. Back in February of this year, Sligh released "Empty Me," his first single, to radio outlets. The song, simply put, is a made-to-be modern worship hit. The Chris Tomlin-esque melody and passionate lyrics of putting aside pride really do the job of setting the tone for the entire album. From tracks like "Arise" to "Something Beautiful," Sligh constantly praises God for his mercy and sacrifices. "Let You Know" could even easily find its way to the top of the contemporary pop charts.

Love is unquestionably one of the main focal points of this record. "Love Is Raining Down" speaks for itself, and Chris cleverly and thoughtfully compares love to a "Loaded Gun," while at the same time manages to make the track the most unique one on the album. The combination of the orchestra that plays throughout along with Sligh's voice add an unexpected twist that is sure to make "Loaded Gun" a fan favorite. One song that you can absolutely not pass up is "Vessel," the closing track, where chilling vocals and an incomparable message add a great finishing touch to the disc.

It truly is amazing how open Chris Sligh is about his life and faith on this record. This is a spectacular accomplishment for him and is definitely worth a listen all the way through (especially for fans of artists like Jon McLaughlin and Brandon Heath). In fact, this could be noted as one of the best records of 2008 whether or not it receives the attention it very much deserves. And don't be surprised if it garners a few nods at next year's Dove Awards either.

- Review date: 4/25/08, written by Logan Leasure



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. Record Label: Brash Music
. Album length: 13 tracks: 48 minutes, 33 seconds
. Street Date: May 6, 2008
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Arise
  2. Cry Tonight
  3. I'm Clean
  4. Empty Me
  5. Something Beautiful
  6. Let You Know
  7. In A Moment
  8. Are You Pleased
  9. Potential
  10. Loaded Gun
  11. Waiting For You
  12. Love Is Raining Down
  13. Vessel
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