The Bottom Line
I don't know why the label decided to scrap Nick's solo album in favor of this, but I think it was a bad move.
- Radio Disney fans will probably love this
- They're not singing about bad stuff like alcohol, drugs, etc.
- The young girls think Nick is "hot" - so they'll listen to him
- No "Dear God" and no "Joy To The World (A Christmas Prayer)"
- Not much that anyone over 13 will relate to in the lyrics
- The girls are listening, but it doesn't sound like much is being said
- Style: Bubblegum/power pop
- 11 songs
- Release Date: August, 2006
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Fast forward to early 2006 and the Nick solo project had turned into a May release of the Jonas Brothers. Move a little further up and August 2nd gave us a release ... with "Don't Tell Anyone," "Hey It's Gonna Be Alright" and "Dear God" gone from the pre-release line-up, replaced with "What I Go To School For," "Year 3000" and "Please Be Mine."
I'm not sure what the label was thinking, or why the change from Nick's perfectly suited AC style to bubblegum pop was made, but I suspect it had to do with marketing to a purely tween audience, who doesn't have the "mature" tastes that come with age.
My 6 and 11-year-old girls love it - but only in short bursts, and I'm thankful that they lyrics don't preach a message of getting into trouble; but that's about all of the good I can muster about this one.
Everything I've read about these youngsters shows me that they have more depth than...
- There's too much at stake right now
I go on and on
Singing this song about you
And that's what's wrong with this song
Yet that's about as deep or meaningful as it gets.
Three teens who are in place to be extremely positive Christian role models - and have what it takes and we get this? Wake up INO!