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 songsÃ¢â¬âÃ¢â¬ÅArise,Ã¢â¬Â from FlyleafÃ¢â¬â¢s 2009 album Memento Mori, and Ã¢â¬ÅJustice & MercyÃ¢â¬Â from their Much Like Falling EP. The other five tracks are even older, some dating back to their days as Passerby. The EPÃ¢â¬âwhich 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 momÃ¢â¬âshowcases FlyleafÃ¢â¬â¢s softer side; the crunching guitars and heavy drums of songs like Ã¢â¬ÅAgain,Ã¢â¬Â Ã¢â¬ÅSorrowÃ¢â¬Â and Ã¢â¬ÅBeautiful BrideÃ¢â¬Â are totally absent. Some of these songs are so mellow, they could be Coldplay coversÃ¢â¬âand thatÃ¢â¬â¢s not a bad thing. Only the Ã¢â¬ÅAriseÃ¢â¬Â remix, which features programmed rhythms, has much aggression to it. The other six tracks are all slow ballads, but SturmÃ¢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 itÃ¢â¬â¢s impressive nonetheless.