1. Rhythm N Moves (3:46)
2. Let Your Hair Down (4:24)
3. Caroline (3:25)
4. Coldfront Heatstroke (3:28)
5. Newport Party (4:04)
6. Honey Don\'t Jump (4:24)
7. Say Hey! (3:03)
8. Don\'t Drop Dead Juliet (3:48)
9. Hey Little One (5:12)
10. Save The Last Dance (3:43)
11. Gotta Have Love (3:25)
Four years ago Capital Lights made one of the most explosive entrances onto the Christian Pop Rock stage then anyone in years. Their album This is an Outrage was one of the best selling records of 2008 and everyone thought the Tooth N’ Nail band would stay around. But then they disappeared, rumors of breakup swirled around the bands fan forums, no tours were scheduled, they just disappeared. But 2012 brought exciting news as the pop rock group has returned, and it looks like the time off did them good.
From the opening chord of the upbeat open “Rhythm N’ Moves” to the closing song there is really only one word to describe the bands sophomore release, fun. The title cut will make the listener want to get down and dance, and is reminiscent of tracks from This is an Outrage. “Let Your Hair Down continues the albums light musical tone introducing a bit of a dance feel. The third track “Caroline” continues this trend, while the band continues the mix of styles with the acoustic driven “Coldfront Heatstroke.”
Fans will instantly notice the use of different instrumentation. Relying less and less on the full drum set and more on the electronic dance beats. There is also a heavier reliance on acoustic guitars as this album takes a slower feel then the dynamic Outrage.
Lyrically this isn’t a strong album, but again the lyrics reflect more of a “Let’s have fun” attitude. Songs like “Newport Party” and “Say Hey” are songs you will want to crank up and dance to, the rap bit will keep you interested, and may make it hard to sing along too. “Honey Don’t” shows depth as the band deals with the serious theme of depression.”Hey Little One” and “Gottta Have Love” are stand out tracks as they deal with the loss of a loved one and the love that God shows us in the middle of dark times.
All in all this is a fun, solid, pop-rock outing from an ever maturing band. This is a step in the right direction, leaving us in anticipation for what they will come up with next.