Listen to the new album, United, from the Newsboys!
Listen to the new album, United, from the Newsboys!

JFH Staff Review




Carried Away
Closer To You



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 12 tracks: 48 minutes, 50 seconds
Street Date: February 8, 2005


Helming from Brampton, Ontario, the pop trio Carried Away is comprised of sisters Pam and Colleen Walker and their cousin Christine Prankard. The members' ages range from late teens to twenty which helps the group maintain a youthful feel. From their opening track "I Will Live For You," a raw vocal harmony is a defining characteristic, while a modest delivery leaves them sounding restrained at times. The album's rock elements are reminiscent of BarlowGirl ("Lift," "Alive"), while the harmonies and pop sensibilities will undoubtedly draw comparisons to ZOEgirl ("Spinning Round").

The band's use of live instruments is a nice touch indeed. The worshipful ballad "Jesus Beautiful Jesus" is especially strengthened by this, allowing it more accessibility and longevity than if the girls had relied too much on electronic pop effects. The title track is a radio friendly song that benefits from more solo work from the girls, as opposed to mostly harmonies that many of the album's opening tracks are heavily built around. The band's song "Carried Away" features Gotee Records worship leader Jeff Deyo as a guest vocalist, who ironically takes over lead for the majority of the song. Deyo's contribution is decent, but he sings so much on it that it feels moreso like the trio are guests on one of his songs. In the end, Deyo's vibrant and passionate vocal delivery contrasts the more laid back Carried Away girls rather than compliments.

Overall, Carried Away offers an impressive debut with Closer To You. Their love for Christ shines through each song on the album and their take on the pop genre is unique. Their vocal deliveries are soft and at times timid, but with further experience, Carried Away may just be a name the mainstream Christian market will be hearing more from real soon...

- Review date: 6/18/05, written by John DiBiase

 

CD

Buy This CD Online


. Record Label: Glide Records
. Album length: 12 tracks, 48 minutes and 50 seconds
. Street Date: February 8, 2005
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. I Will Live For You
  2. Lift
  3. Jesus Beautiful Jesus
  4. Closer To You
  5. Be Exalted
  6. Carried Away
  7. Spinning Round
  8. Alive
  9. Hallelujah
  10. I Know
  11. Let It Flow
  12. My Delight
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 

World Premiere Video
(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Dave Pettigrew!

Search JFH



Music Out This Week

This Friday, May 17
Jeremy Camp Dead Man Walking - Single [Capitol]
Sean Curran Live Again - Single [Capitol]
Anthony Evans Altared [Lifeway]
Foldinglights Roses - Single [7Core]
KJ-52 x Poetics What Happened Was... EP (independent)
Open Heaven Revival Rising [DREAM]
PEABOD Hoodie - Single [Centricity]
Chris Rice Untitled Hymn: A Collection of Hymns [Fair Trade]
Stars Go Dim Better [Word/Curb]
John Van Deusen Whatever Makes You Mine - Single [Tooth & Nail]
Michael Hughes Watson Wait EP (independent)


Next Friday, May 24
Jimmy Fortune God & Country [Gaither]
Caitie Hurst All The Things - Single [Centricity]
Nashville Life Music Taylor House Sessions [Integrity]
Unspoken Help Is On The Way - Single [Centricity]


For all release dates, click here!
 


New Music Reviews


Listen to the new album Worship Lullaby!

New Indie Reviews


New Movie Reviews


Free MP3 Downloads