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Album Review: Joseph “I’m Alone, No You’re Not”

Today marks a really exciting day in music. Joseph officially releases their highly anticipated album “I’m Alone, No You’re Not.” I’ve been a fan of these ladies since I was introduced to their album “Native Dreamer Kin,” and they solidified me as a fan when I got to catch one of their sets at SXSW in Austin this year. Needless to say, I was beyond excited when I heard that they would be releasing a new album late summer of this year. As soon as I saw their posts to preorder, I jumped right on to do so.

Leading up to today’s release date, they released three of the songs as singles and for early download for those who preordered. The first of these songs was “White Flag.” I was lucky enough to hear them play this song live and immediately loved the feel of it. But more than that, behind the pep, the song holds a powerful message of standing strong and refusing to surrender the things you’re passionate about in the face of great adversity. The two songs released after were “S.O.S. (Overboard)” and “Blood and Tears.” They are both fantastic songs, but my personal favorite is “Blood and Tears.” This song showcases their powerful range and harmonies with each other. It’s another song of standing strong and sticking things out when it’s not always easy. This seems to be a consistent and welcomed theme throughout the album.

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After being able to listen to these three songs over and over and anticipating the rest of the album, I finally received my early download code for the rest Of it on Monday. With each listen, I’ve found myself falling in love with a different song and picking a new one out as my favorite. This is a sign of a truly great album. Not only is there not a weak song present, there’s an argument to be made why each song is the best one on the album. If you told me that I had to pick just one to listen to at this moment, I’d probably pick “A Hundred Ways,” because it’s the one that’s currently on right now; but ask me again later and it will probably change.

I have to give a special shoutout to “Honest” which contains the lyrics from the title of the album. It captures so well how I feel frequently within myself. Two thoughts that always fight back and forth with each other. “I’m Alone, No You’re Not.” Natalie, Allie, and Meegan, if you ever stumble upon this and read it, you made a beautiful and amazing record. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. For everyone else reading this, go buy this album; I promise you won’t regret it!

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Buy the album today! Here’s a link to iTunes.

https://itun.es/us/bhWGcb

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