The Rivers in the Wasteland album by South Carolinian group NEEDTOBREATHE is the diamond that came out of the darkest period in the bands history, and oh how it sparkles!
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It begins with just a vocal and acoustic before slowly building to a big chorus.
NEEDTOBREATHE continue the album with all guns blazing as the next tracks give you a tour of Southern rock.
While musically it sounds so simple in a lot of ways, the album is so complex in its layers both lyrically and musically, that it still keeps your interest for many, many listens.
Charlie XCX, “Fancy” Sia, “Chandelier” WINNER: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” Album Of The Year WINNER: Beck, Song Of The Year Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” Hozier, “Take Me To Church” Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” Sia, “Chandelier” WINNER: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” [Darkchild Version] Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark HAIM WINNER: Sam Smith Best Pop Solo Performance John Legend, “All of Me” (live) Sia, “Chandelier” Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” WINNER: Pharrell Williams, “Happy” Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance Iggy Azalea ft. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jesus Children” Kem, “Nobody” Antonique Smith, “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)” Best R&B Song WINNER: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko (songwriters), “Drunk in Love” (Beyoncé ft. Eric Church, “Raise ‘Em Up” Best Country Song Miranda Lambert, “Automatic” Kenny Chesney, “American Kids” Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown” WINNER: Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” Tim Mc Graw, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” Best Country Album Dierks Bentley, WINNER: Miranda Lambert, “Platinum” Lee Ann Womack, “The Way I’m Livin'” Best New Age Album Paul Avgerinos, Bhakti Peter Kater & R.
By stripping back the layers that they had previously added, NEEDTOBREATHE had to make sure that their sound was high quality, as there wasn’t the previous busyness of soundscape to hide behind.
The result was great melodies and wonderfully constructed songs. Rivers in the Wasteland starts off resolutely with the track “Wasteland,” paving a road of hope as Bear Rinehart sings, “In this wasteland where I’m living / there is a crack in the door filed with light / and it’s all that I need to get by”.
Edie Brickell, “Pretty Little One” John Hiatt, “Terms Of My Surrender” Best Americana Album WINNER: Roseanne Cash, Best Musical Theater Album James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, Chad Beguelin & Tim Rice, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast), Cheyenne Jackson & Alexandra Silber, principal soloists; Michael Tilson Thomas & Jack Vad, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (Cheyenne Jackson & Alexandra Silber With The San Francisco Symphony), Thomas Newman, composer, Saving Mr.
Banks” Best Song Written For Visual Media Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, songwriters (Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island), Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella Pete Mc Guinness, arranger, “Beautiful Dreamer” WINNER: Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers, “Daft Punk” Gordon Goodwin, arranger,”Get Smart” Alfredo Rodriguez, arranger, “Guantanamera” Chris Walden, arranger, “Moon River” Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals Jeremy Fox, arranger, “All My Tomorrows” Vince Mendoza, arranger, “Goodnight America” WINNER: Billy Childs, arranger, “New York Tendaberry” Gordon Goodwin & Judith Hill, arrangers, “Party Rockers” Pete Mc Guinness, arranger, “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
There is blood in the pages and callouses on their hands.
The result is one of the most well-crafted albums that you may have never heard yet.
Charli XCX,”Fancy” Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars” WINNER: A Great Big World ft. Jax Jones, “I Got U” Zhu, “Faded” Best Dance/ Electronic Album WINNER: Aphex Twin, Best Rock Performance Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good” Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know? Kelly, “It’s Your World” Ledisi, “Like This” Usher, Good Kisser” Best Traditional R&B Performance Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton, “As” Angie Fisher, “I. Jay Z) Ronald “Flip” Colson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Usher Raymond IV, Jameel Roberts, Terry “Tru” Sneed & Andrew “Pop” Wansel (songwriters), “Good Kisser” (Usher) Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, James Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Maurice “Verse” Simmonds & Keith Thomas (songwriters), “New Flame” (Chris Brown ft. Thomaz (songwriters), “We Dem Boyz” (Wiz Khalifa) A. Carlos Nakai, Ritual WINNER: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Kitar, Symphony Live In Istanbul Silvia Nakkach & David Darling, In Love And Longing Best Improvised Jazz Solo Kenny Barron, “The Eye Of The Hurricane” WINNER: Chick Corea, “Fingerprints” Fred Hersch, “You & The Night & The Music” Joe Lovano, “Recorda Me” Brad Mehldau, “Sleeping Giant” Best Jazz Vocal Album (Billy Childs &) Various Artists, Map To The Treasures: Reimagining Laura Nyro René Marie, I Wanna Be Evil Gretchen Parlato, Live in NYC WINNER: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life Tierney Sutton, Paris Sessions Best Jazz Instrumental Album Brian Blade & The Fellowship Ban, Landmarks WINNER: Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy Fred Hersch Trio, Floating Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey De Francesco ft.