New TransAtlantic Video and the Elegance of Second Nature

Radiant Records posted this just today.  Well worth watching and admiring.


Album cover of the year?  Rivaled only by Cosmograf's Capacitor.
Album cover of the year? Rivaled only by Cosmograf’s Capacitor.

Also, though I will offer a proper review soon, let me take this moment to praise the new Flying Colors’ album, Second Nature.  I thought the first album was a great AOR album.  It’s become my oldest son’s favorite album (all of the Birzers love everything Morse does, to be completely honest).  For me, it was amazing, but it should’ve and could’ve been a bit more so.

Not only is Second Nature “a bit more so,” it’s a HUGE bit more so.  I’m not even sure quite how to label it except as proggy-AOR or gospel AOR.

The song writing is excellent, but what really makes the album is the intertwining of McPherson’s and Morse’s vocals.  They seemed a bit stilted as a team on the first album.  On this album, they’ve clearly discovered how to play off of each other, to better the other.

The end result of Second Nature is something that can only be described as elegant.

5 thoughts on “New TransAtlantic Video and the Elegance of Second Nature

  1. bryanmorey94

    This album is simply fantastic. Their uplifting style of arena progressive rock reminds me of great bands such as Kansas and Styx. Just wish this would get radio time, because much of it is “radio friendly.”

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      1. bryanmorey94

        Ya, it fits perfectly with “Dust in the Wind.” I think “Peaceful Harbor” is my favorite rock song of the year thus far, very well done. And Neal Morse seems to me to be third wave prog’s very own Kerry Livgren. Great lyricist and interesting journey to faith.



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