The CD took quite a while to arrive – so long, in fact, that I had pretty much forgotten I had ordered it at all. That’s mostly a sign for my bad memory, though.
So this weekend I could finally listen to this album, which was released in 2005 (ergo I’m listening to it four years too late). It starts off nicely with a few melodic rock songs, Something to Break, Living Stone and Are You Ready To Sing.
(Woodface – Something to Break [YouTube])
My favorite song of on the album is number four, though, White Light To You, in which Gert Bettens sings:
“So you learned how to get out here
How to buy to fill a void
And how to shine like California
When your heart feels like Detroit”
This, to me, is the lyrical high point of “Good Morning Hope“, and after this, the album only has a few unsurprising rock songs to offer, plus a few ballads that I personally find too cheesy and trite. Sometimes when Gert sings backup vocals on his own songs, it sounds a little like his sister’s voice is blending in, which makes me miss K’s Choice and has me looking forward to the rumored 2010 reunion. It’s not that Gert’s voice can’t stand on its own – it can and did so on “Shadowman” off of Almost Happy. But somehow, on “Good Morning Hope“, it doesn’t stand out. It’s buried in loud guitars, singing words I don’t care to remember.
Considering this, it’s doubtful if I’ll bother buying his 2007 album Comet (currently twice the price of “Good Morning Hope” – does that mean it’s twice as good?).
In an unrelated note, I also wanted to get me the “Live” CD by K’s Choice from Mediadis, but it’s no longer available. :( If anyone wants to send me their copy, let me know. ;)