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18 Feb 2007, 14:59 by NajmiJohn Ondrasik, who goes by the stage name Five for Fighting, made his name on “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” from 2000’s America Town. The song relied on melodic piano work combined with introspective lyrics about the trials and pains of life. On his subsequent work, Five For Fighting has refined his sound, relying more heavily on the piano and increasingly angsty introspective lyrics, most notably on 2004’s “100 Years.” Five For Fighting’s 2006 album, Two Lights, tries to draw heavily on his strengths. Yet the album is never more the sum of its parts. This makes Two Lights a decent album, but one that ultimately fails to stick with the listener for long.
In a sense, Two Lights is derivative of Five For Fighting’s past work. The best example of this is the album’s first single “The Riddle,” which is reminiscent of “100 Years.” Both songs are piano ballads that focus on the theme of love. The songs sound so similar that it’s hard to see any evolution…
27 Nov 2006, 10:00 by highwaykindArtists I am definitely going to see live as soon as I can :
Leave The Light On
Lifts You Up
This lady ROCKS! Best voice ever.
Acda en de Munnik
Acda en De Munnik
Lopen tot de zon komt
Have seen them a few times before, both in theatre as in concert.
Alive at Last
Best live album I've heard
Story telling piano guy
Kim will take me ;)
And other artists I would go to see live :
Five for Fighting
The Battle For Everything
Last album was very good !
Love the slower piano songs, but not such a big fan of some other songs. (I have the same thing with Tori Amos )
11 Oct 2006, 04:59 by nikkiesays
7 Aug 2006, 17:20 by StudogvetmedAs is apparent from last weeks 91 listens to Five for Fighting I have acquired the new album Two Lights. The version is from the iTunes Music Store which contains an acoustic version of The Riddle and Easy Tonight.
I've been a fan of Five for Fighting[/album] ever since I heard my friend sing Superman (It's Not Easy) at one of our karaoke adventures when I was visiting home from College. I had heard it on the radio once or twice, but his rendition hit home, so I picked up the track, and made it my own at karaoke at college. My friend wasn't happy the first time I came home for Karaoke and beat him to the song one night, but that's another story.
Since that initial learnings of Five for Fighting I collected America Town and The Battle For Everything. I'm happy to add this latest to my collection. It's good stuff. You have to respect a singer-songwriter who has a stage name that represents a Hockey penelty, right?
So, my thoughts besides just "good stuff". …