Listen to the new single from VoxMusic!
Listen to the new single from VoxMusic!

JFH Staff Review




Taylor Sorensen
The Overflow



Album length: 11 tracks: 49 minutes, 36 seconds
Street Date: March 23, 2004


Taylor Sorensen made his debut under the alias of simply Taylor last Fall with the unimpressive The Fill EP. Taylor's sound is admittedly greatly influenced by U2 with a stress on the 80's era. While he tends to wander into similar territory as the artists that inspired him, his music rarely amounts to anything worthy of being classified in such a category. With his full-length debut The Overflow, Taylor improves significantly on a few songs while continuing to offer several tracks that never really get off the ground. Nearly every track from The Fill is included here as well, including a new studio version of "Sanctuary." So if you missed the EP, you miss very little when listening to Overflow.

"Love Somebody Else," like Fill, opens this record with an upbeat and elated venture before breaking into a somewhat intrusive chorus. Taylor's mumbling style of enunciating his lyrics is no doubt an acquired taste. If you've heard mainstream pop radio, it's possible you may think you've already heard Taylor. His vocals don't stray too far from the likes of rock band Rooney's style, namely in their single "I'm Shakin'." Sorensen's sound isn't as polished and is often rough around the edges, but he offers the listener a glimmer of hope with songs like the thoughtful "Fly Away." The essentially whiney "Upside" precedes "Follow Me," a track that fans of early Tree63 might appreciate. The delicate "Gloria 34" and the melodic "Red Fone" may try a little too hard to emulate U2's Bono, but still remain as the stronger efforts on the album. Overflow ends on a relatively strong note with "Sing (Or The Rocks Will Get To)" which is a catchy worship song that leaves the listener with the right mindset.

For the most part, young Taylor Sorensen is headed in the right direction with The Overflow, with the newer tracks on the record being his strongest works. While his approach isn't the most popular nor the most unique, Sorensen has a long music career ahead of him, one that should be interesting to watch.

- Review date: 2/11/04, written by John DiBiase



Listen to the new album from Sarah Sparks!

CD

Buy This CD Online


. Record Label: Rocketown Records
. Album length: 11 tracks, 49 minutes and 36 seconds
. Street Date: March 23, 2004
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Love Somebody Else
  2. What Love Is
  3. Fly Away
  4. Upside
  5. Follow Me
  6. Gloria 34
  7. Red Fone
  8. Sanctuary
  9. World Keeps On Spinning
  10. Bethlehem Girl
  11. Sing (Or the Rocks Will Get To)
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

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Sarah Sparks!

Search JFH




This Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Mat Kearney January Flower (Acoustic EP) [Tomorrow Music]


This Thursday, May 13, 2021
ICF Worship Choose To Praise [Integrity]


This Friday, May 14, 2021
Anna Golden Peace: The Album [Motown Gospel/TeeLee]
Mark Bishop Like a Songbird That Has Fallen - Single [Sonlite]
Future of Forestry Remember - Single (independent)
Nick & Becky Drake and Worship For Everyone The Rock (ft. Tim Hughes) - Single [Integrity]
Run51 Hymns Vol. 1 [DREAM]
James Stockstill James - EP [Bethany Music]
The Talleys Hidden Heroes (Live) - Single [Horizon]
Zach Williams The Struggle - Single [Provident]


Next Friday, May 21, 2021
Meredith Andrews Ábrenos Los Cielos [Curb/Word]
August Burns Red Leveler: 10th Anniversary Edition (independent)
Bride Kinetic Faith (CD/Vinyl Reissue) [Girder Music]
Bride Snakes in the Playground (CD/Vinyl Reissue) [Girder Music]
Mat Kearney January Flower [Tomorrow Music]
Twenty One Pilots Scaled and Icy [Fueled by Ramen]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from White Stone Receivers!




Listen to the new single from Love Like Gravity on Spotify!