Eddie and I are back on it again with a Pavement Records Artist, Future Leaders of the World (F.L.O.W.). The band is an alternative/post-grunge/rock group releasing the twelve song album “Reveal” on March 10th 2015. Future Leaders of the World was formed in 2002 by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor.
The 12 song album begins with what I believe is one the album’s the strongest songs, “Live Again”. The song is, rhythmic, captivating and the lyrics speak “I can see myself through the window of your pain”. Although, “Sink Or Swim” or “Not Forgotten” can easily dominate as my favorite songs depending on the mood of the day. With lyrics like “I die every day that we live”, “I need to feel your touch” who can not help but be brought into the following led by Future Leaders of the World.
Eddie, a man of few words, can be quoted “My favorite songs of the album (Reveal) are among the first three”.
The album continues on from solid song to solid song. The listener can clearly hear the band’s influence in familiar sounds from Seether, 3 Days Grace and Puddle of Mudd. I can even hear some rolling “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley in toward the end of track 3 “Sink OR Swim”.
The alum is solid and listeners will enjoy Future Leaders of the World for several years. “Reveal” is worth your money and time.
The only negatives we can put forth is relative our indie backgrounds. We would love to hear this band step outside the 3 minute song mold and produce something extending beyond the radio friendly minute mark, “Not everyone can’t be machine head clocking in at 9 minutes, but GEESH give some meat!!” . The 3 minute song formula, may be the one of the reasons, besides a quality product, that you will hear Future Leaders of the World’s album “Reveal” worldwide. Good luck on the March 10th release and Eddie and I will search the buried locations for those songs not written for radio.
01 LIVE AGAIN
03 SINK OR SWIM “I die every day that we live” reminiscent of “Boys of Summer”
04 ALL IN YOUR EYES
05 CAN’T LET GO
06 THE KILLING BLOW
07 OUR SECRETES
09 WHERE THE WILD BLOWS
10 BEST CHILD
12 NOT FORSAKEN
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