Today by 33Miles on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Immediacy is the keynote of 33Miles’ Today. Lead singer Jason Barton continues to stand out among his peers by virtue of his strong, assertive vocals, capable of delivering both anthemic upbeat tunes and more subdued, confessional ballads. Partner Chris Lockwood more than holds up his end by applying a full array of acoustic and electric guitar textures to the tracks. The brightly acoustic, ultra-catchy “What Grace Looks Like” and the simmering groove of “Where I Wanna Go” are infused with an optimistic spirit. While these tracks betray a country influence, other tunes like “Hold Me Up” (a soaring plea for salvation) and “Underneath” (an acknowledgement of human weakness riding a techno-rock beat) lean towards contemporary rock sounds. A Britpop feel can be detected in the moody, piano-centered “Calling My Name.” Whatever the arrangement approach, 33Miles keeps its lyric focus upon words of praise and healing. Sonically, Today is aimed at the tastes of the moment, but the album’s message is timeless in content.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Immediacy is the keynote of 33Miles’ Today. Lead singer Jason Barton continues to stand out among his peers by virtue of his strong, assertive vocals, capable of delivering both anthemic upbeat tunes and more subdued, confessional ballads. Partner Chris Lockwood more than holds up his end by applying a full array of acoustic and electric guitar textures to the tracks. The brightly acoustic, ultra-catchy “What Grace Looks Like” and the simmering groove of “Where I Wanna Go” are infused with an optimistic spirit. While these tracks betray a country influence, other tunes like “Hold Me Up” (a soaring plea for salvation) and “Underneath” (an acknowledgement of human weakness riding a techno-rock beat) lean towards contemporary rock sounds. A Britpop feel can be detected in the moody, piano-centered “Calling My Name.” Whatever the arrangement approach, 33Miles keeps its lyric focus upon words of praise and healing. Sonically, Today is aimed at the tastes of the moment, but the album’s message is timeless in content.

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About 33Miles

Blending the optimistic alt-CCM sound of bands like Switchfoot and Myriad with a hint of contemporary country twang, 33Miles set out in the early 2000s, in the words of lead singer Jason Barton, to "love on God's people." Barton, guitarist Chris Lockwood, and pianist Collin Stoddard started the band in Nashville, TN, and were quickly snapped up by INO Records, which released the band's self-titled debut in 2007. Their next album, 2008's One Life, proved to be the record that broke them big, landing at number four on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and sneaking into the lower reaches of the Top 200. After a seasonal 2009 release, Collin Stoddard left the band to be a worship pastor, leaving Barton and Lockwood to carry on as a duo for 2010's Today. ~ Margaret Reges

  • ORIGIN
    Franklin, TN

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