Everlife

cover image for EverlifeGerrard, M., Origliasso, J., Origlasso, L., & Nevil, R. (2007) Faded [Recorded by Everlife]. On Everlife. Buena Vista, CA: Buena Vista Records

Gorely, A., & Farren, C. (2007) Static [Recorded by Everlife].  On Everlife. Buena Vista, CA: Buena Vista Records

Gerrard, M., Hezlep, A., Ross, J., & Ross, S. (2007) Find Yourself in You [Recorded by Everlife]. On Everlife. Buena Vista, CA: Buena Vista Records

Review:

Angst! Drama! Rebellion!

All of which, unfortunately, sounds much less sincere when it comes pre-packaged.  Find Yourself in You is upbeat, but full of shallow “go you!” lyrics and got on my nerves pretty quickly.  Faded is much better; it reminds me a bit of Michelle Branch – if she wrote lyrics that sounded more like P!nk.  It will likely also resonate with many tweens who feel pressured – by parents, friends, teachers, etc. – to act or be a certain way, or who don’t feel like they have a voice.  Which is pretty much all of them.  Static is a little more mature, it’s about a relationship falling apart, but it’s also more generally about not feeling heard, like Faded.

The themes feel more teen than tween, but the presentation is more tween than teen, so…

Best for ages 11-15.

 

Artist website: http://everlife.squarespace.com/

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