The Nearly Deads – Invisible Tonight
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Record Label: n/a
The Nearly Deads are a catchy alternative and rock-like band. It’s hard to really pinpoint their genre (not a bad thing in this case!) which means they have the potential to be liked by most people in outer bubbled genres. They started their journey in Tampa, Florida and then decided to go to Nashville to really skyrocket their career. They had won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a Converse Battle of the Bands, which is a great heads up that they have what it takes. They’ve booked spots in Vans Warped Tour, Summerfest, Pridefest and are currently having I Said streaming in Journey’s (go check it out!). The last thing I would like to point out that they had reached number 14 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart.
This album is The Nearly Deads’ first full length album, which follows a couple (I Said, Brave) singles and their self-titled EP with their Zombie Survival Guide (did I mention they like zombies? Bonus!). When they came to Muskegon early in 2014, I was speaking with, I believe, Kevin after the show and how excited I was for their new album and that I couldn’t wait. He then told me there were some issues going as they had finished it back in 2013, so they put off their album for a year while they figured everything out.
With that being said, my favorite song was a tough pick, because I really liked three of the songs: I Said, You Got Me, and Never Look Back (Reanimated). To save an essay, I will just pick I Said because when I’m in the car with my best friend, I always make it a point play it loud and sing it (even got her knowing the lyrics). It was, I believe their first single released for this album and the first video they released for it was full of cats. Who doesn’t love cats? Who wouldn’t love this band?
My least favorite song would be Point Of No Return. For no real reason, really. But as I keep repeating in pretty much every review… it’s just really repetitive if you’re not really actually listening to it. To be honest, I love this album and really don’t think there’s a bad song on here. If I had to pick, it’d be that one.
Overall, this album does not disappoint. At all. They had Never Look Back, and when I saw it was reanimated, I wasn’t expecting it to be acoustic. When I did… I pretty much had to pick my jaw up off the floor. TJ’s vocals popped against the piano and it was beautiful. It was like I was at peace with everything.
This album is getting a 5/5 stars because it’s perfect. You can see their maturity from their self-titled EP, but you can still feel the emotions and how it’ll tap into your personal life. You all should check them out as soon as possible. Like, right now. Plus, they are going back on tour (second tour this year!) starting in October (I will link) with It Lives It Breathes and The Animal In Me. The tour is called Full Of Rage With Nicolas Cage.
Tour Dates Here