Who Should Buy This: Alternative music fans, happy people, and anyone looking for music to make you move and help your soul shine.
Album: The Heights
Artist: Knox Hamilton
Genre: alternative, pop, rock
Music Rating: 10/10
Lyrics Rating: 8/10
Sounds Like: Bad Suns, COIN, Colony House
Best thing About this Album: the infectious and joyous energy infused musically into each track
One thing I wish was different: I personally would’ve loved to see a bit more technicality in some of the lyrics, but that’s really not the point of the piece.
Website: Knox Hamilton
Favorites: Washed Up Together, Pretty Way to Fight, Work It Out, Rightfully So
Singles: Washed Up Together, Never My Love, Pretty Way to Fight
This is a playlist of songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole album. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
Knox Hamilton are storming onto the scene with their debut LP “The Heights”, and with their 2015 EP “How’s Your Mind” preceding it (and featuring predominantly on the album), nobody is surprised at the epic success. The album features a wide range of musical influence and has plenty of variety and nuance, yet maintains cohesion and manages to stay squarely in the forefront of alternative innovation.
The unabating and energetic bursts of positivity on display might trick you into thinking that the album is full of frivolity, but a closer look will reveal a surprising and refreshing amount of substance hiding underneath the surface as well. Overall, I’m not sure we could’ve asked for a better full-length introduction to a band that is certainly going to be one to watch.
Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album!
“It was a priceless place.” — We Get Back
“Be what you want if it makes you happy.” — Washed Up Together
“I saw your face in a crowded place.” — Set It on Fire
“I love every song that reminds me of you, and you’re the closest thing that I’ll ever be to getting lost in hell or heaven.” — Call Me Up
“We were bright in the right light.” — Pretty Way to Fight
“Future, hope you understand ain’t no time for making plans.” — How’s Your Mind
“I know what you’re doing when you’re falling apart.” — Work It Out
“You ask me if there will come a time when I grow tired of you. Never, my love.” — Never My Love
“Love isn’t meant to be alone. Doesn’t matter where you’re going. Where you’re going, I’ll go.” — Rightfully So
“In a better life, you would be my sight for sore eyes.” — Sight for Sore Eyes
“Finding that I don’t carry the weight of the world alone.” — Back Porch
“I barely missed you at all last night.” — Barely Missed You
“I don’t want to get used to not having you around.” — The Heights
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Knox Hamilton by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.