Flyleaf Remember To Live EP
Flyleaf - Remember To Live EP
Released: December 7, 2010 A&M/Octone
Remember To Live begins and ends with reworkings of previously released songsĂ˘â‚¬â€ťĂ˘â‚¬Ĺ“Arise,Ă˘â‚¬Âť from FlyleafĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s 2009 album Memento Mori, and Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Justice & MercyĂ˘â‚¬Âť from their Much Like Falling EP. The other five tracks are even older, some dating back to their days as Passerby. The EPĂ˘â‚¬â€ťwhich will have to tide fans over for a while, as frontwoman Lacey Sturm is pregnant and planning to take time off from music to be a momĂ˘â‚¬â€ťshowcases FlyleafĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s softer side; the crunching guitars and heavy drums of songs like Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Again,Ă˘â‚¬Âť Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“SorrowĂ˘â‚¬Âť and Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Beautiful BrideĂ˘â‚¬Âť are totally absent. Some of these songs are so mellow, they could be Coldplay coversĂ˘â‚¬â€ťand thatĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s not a bad thing. Only the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“AriseĂ˘â‚¬Âť remix, which features programmed rhythms, has much aggression to it. The other six tracks are all slow ballads, but SturmĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s heartfelt croon is well suited to pretty much everything her bandmates throw at her. This may not be the anthemic rock Flyleaf fans have come to expect, but itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s impressive nonetheless.