Review by Gabrielle DB
Alive Like Me has crafted an incredibly catchy debut release off of Rise Records in Only Forever. These newcomers have the formula to hang with the forerunners of their sound without being a photocopy.
The versatility of vocalist Jairus Kersey is impressive with opening track "Better Off" reaching enviable heights and seamlessly transitioning into "Slip Away" with snippets of beautiful coos.
The music and mix throughout the album is top notch. Bassist David Knox, drummer Joel Riley, and guitarists Brandon Banton and Dakota Dufloth sync wonderfully. "Our Time Down Here" best exemplifies the band's cohesiveness on this album. The splashes of piano placed throughout the album supplements the sound, and really adds to all of the elements already in place.
Alive Like Me brings an inspiring heartfelt performance on Only Forever. This album is mature in sound and content, check out this impressive work!
Listen to "Lost Without Me" and "Our Time Down Here"