I received Five for Fighting’s new album “Slice” for review! This album came out earlier this week. I have always liked the songs from Five for Fighting, so I was really excited to see what new songs John Ondrasik had in store for us! Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. This can be heard on the past five albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he records and performs. Now John delivers a new album, Slice, featuring the song "Chances"
For those of you who don’t know; Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy Nominated song “Superman”, from the Platinum certified “America Town”. The song was climbing the charts upon release, and when 9/11 happened, it became a song of healing for the nation. FFF performed the song at the post 9/11 fundraiser The Concert for New York which paid tribute to all the firefighters, police officers & paramedics affected by the events of 9/11.
His latest album takes stories of friends, family and even American servicemen, and sets them to music shot through with the spirit of the great songs of his youth. The release of Slice is being led with first single “Chances,” a sweeping, grand pop song with a simple message: “Until you crash what have you done/Is there a better bet than love.” Says Ondrasik, “It’s all about taking the swing—there’s beauty in the scars.”
And one of things we personally love about John is that he is happily married and the father of two children whom he dotes on. His oldest actually made a debut in one of his videos as a newborn! (His other baby, his retro Ford Mustang, has made appearances in more than one album package and video.) He and his family resides in Los Angeles, CA.
I really enjoyed all of the songs on this album. I really felt that the song “Note to the Unknown Soldier” was such a tribute to those soldiers out there who serve our country and then we never really know who they are. The new single “Chances” is such a wonderfully written song. I just can’t tell you enough good things about this album!
Check out the Album titles:
Album Track listing:
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can't Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
Things That are Bragworthy:
- The Music is great!
- The album has several song tributes to soldiers.
- John Ondrasik is a Family Man!
- John Ondrasik is a tweeter!
- You can order this awesome album here!
- Check out the awesome Five for Fighting Website here.
- Five For Fighting has awesome videos check them out here.
“Five For Fighting’s album “Slice” gets Bragging Rights!”