Sometime Last Night [Bonus Track]

Sometime Last Night [Bonus Track]

by R5

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Overview

R5's second album finds the very blonde Lynch family singing and playing some very upbeat, perky modern pop. Like their strong first album Louder, Sometime Last Night doesn't get bogged down in soggy ballads, but instead deals in chipper, big-chorused midtempo pop with the occasional dance track. With songwriting split between professionals and the bandmembers themselves, and production farmed out to various teams, the album is glossy, slick, and loads of fun. Ross and Riker Lynch prove to be very engaging lead vocalists, and the songs they wrote and produced themselves are just as good as those turned in by the pros. Maybe even better, and definitely less calculated. Their "Dark Side" has a loose-limbed bounce that's missing from the pro tracks, the disco throwback, Justice-quoting "F.E.E.L.G.O.O.D." is actually more fun than anything the pros came up with, and "I Know You Got Away" shows off some nice arrangement skills and a sweeping power pop chorus. The ringers did turn in some pretty good songs, like the thumpingly uplifting "Let's Not Be Alone Tonight," which has one of those chanted choruses every folk-pop Mumford wannabe employed at one point in the early 2010s, and "Do It Again" is a lovely summer pop confection. Mostly though, their contributions are overshadowed by the band's efforts, which is a good sign for R5's continued artistic growth. (So is the fact that the one of the album's best songs, the uplifting '80s-meets-2010s "All Night," is a collaboration between the band and the pros.) There's really no reason their label couldn't fully turn the reins over to the band on the next record -- they may not score any major hits that way, but they could end up making a really impressive, grown-up album. For now, though, the band is doing fine and Sometime Last Night is another good teen-pop-on-the-verge-of-adulthood album, the equal of Louder for sure, and just as good as anything their competition is doing.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2015
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0050087306083
catalogNumber: 002007692

Album Credits

Performance Credits

R5   Primary Artist
Andrew Goldstein   Instrumental
Mitch Allan   Bass,Background Vocals
Emanuel Kiriakou   Instrumental
Leah Haywood   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kenji Chan   Guitar
Jonas Jeberg   Instrumental
Savan Kotecha   Background Vocals
Daniel James   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dan Book   Background Vocals
Ilya Salmanzadeh   Background Vocals
Ross Lynch   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Rocky Lynch   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Riker Lynch   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Rydel Lynch   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Ellington Ratliff   Drums,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Andrew Goldstein   Composer,Producer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Matt Wallace   Producer,Engineer
Brian Lee   Composer,Producer
Mitch Allan   Composer,Programming
Emanuel Kiriakou   Composer,Producer
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Rafael Serrano   Pro-Tools
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Producer
Leah Haywood   Composer,Programming
Andre Recke   Management
John Hanes   Engineer
Johan Carlsson   Composer
Ryan Rabin   Composer
Kenji Chan   Composer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Ryan McMahon   Composer
Daniel James   Composer,Programming
Jason Evigan   Composer
Carl Falk   Composer,Producer
Dan Book   Composer
Mark Lynch   Management
Matt Theissen   Composer
Simon French   Engineer
Jens Koerkemeier   Producer,Engineer
Alexei Misoul   Composer
Captain Cuts   Producer,Engineer
Ross Lynch   Composer
Clarence Coffee   Composer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer
R5   Composer
Rocky Lynch   Composer,Producer
Riker Lynch   Composer
Mike Del Rio   Composer
Cameron Forbes   Composer
Ben Berger   Composer
Rydel Lynch   Composer
Ellington Ratliff   Composer

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