Gigantic. Huge. Massive. Although those words aptly describe the production on Love.45's latest, they're also a perfect descriptor of what this act will be in a year. Love.45, slated for release on November 9, is a program director's wet dream, with at least a half-dozen potential singles (which explains why KTCL has already added "Way Down" to its regular rotation). With the help of producer Geoff Ott and 3 Doors Down's Chris Henderson, the band's songwriting has managed to become even tighter since last year's Seattle Sessions EP. While Henderson's Southern-rock fingerprints are all over the disc, you can still hear a little Yankee in the boys: On anthems such as "Way Down" and "So Loud" and ballads like "Fade" and "Promise," Danny Elster and Mick Shiver's vocal interplay sounds like Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades with a modern-rock makeover. Ultimately, those with an aversion to mainstream radio won't change their minds upon hearing this record. Arena-rock fans, however, will definitely feel the Love.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Denver, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.