Opposite Way

Opposite Way


Leeland may call Texas home, but its musical inspiration comes from across the Atlantic. The Christian quintet’s sound owes much to British prog-rock, both in its earlier incarnations (Yes, Genesis) and more recent permutations (Coldplay, Travis). “Count Me In,” “Don’t Go Away” and similar tracks are propelled by torrents of U2-like lead guitar, while lighter tunes like the boisterous “Wake Up” and the slinky “Beginning and the End” provide an alternative to the album’s sometimes strident tone. Lyrically, “Let It Out Now” and the title tune stand out for their theme of God-centered nonconformity amidst the materialism of the everyday world. As on their debut, the band proves itself adept in the modern praise realm with such worshipful tracks as “Enter This Temple” and “May Our Praise.” Leeland Mooring’s lead vocals convey the innocent passion of youthful belief — his awkward-but-plaintive upper range is especially effective on “Brighter Days.” Ultimately, it’s this slightly naïve quality which gives Leeland its own identity and makes Opposite Way a convincing expression of faith.

Album Tracks

Song Title Length
Thief In the Night 4:22
May Our Praise 4:21
Let It Out Now 3:34
Enter This Temple 3:21
Opposite Way 3:40
Wake Up 3:07
Beginning and the End 3:09
Brighter Days 3:42
Falling for You 3:41
Don't Go Away 3:35

Leeland Albums

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