Capital Kings (album)

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Capital Kings
Studio album by Capital Kings
Released January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)
Recorded August–October 2012[1]
Genre Christian, dance, electropop, house, dubstep, hip hop
Length 35:27
Label Gotee
Producer Cole Walowac, Jonathan White, David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, Joshua Silverberg, Telemitry
Capital Kings chronology
I Feel So Alive
(2012)
Capital Kings
(2013)
Remixd
(2014)
Singles from Capital Kings
  1. "You'll Never Be Alone"
  2. "I Feel So Alive"

Capital Kings is the first album by Christian electronic pop band Capital Kings. The album was released on January 8, 2013 and with Gotee Records. Three songs on Capital Kings were released on their EP I Feel So Alive on September 25, 2012.

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

The album was the No. 141 most sold album in the United States on the January 19, 2013 Billboard 200 music chart,[2] and was the No. 5 most sold Christian album in the country that same week.[3]

Critical[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CCM Magazine 4/5 stars[4]
Christian Music Zine 4.25/5[5]
CM Addict 4/5 stars[6]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 squares[7]
Indie Vision Music 3/5 stars[8]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[9]
Louder Than the Music 4.5/5 stars[10]
New Release Tuesday 4.5/5 stars[11]

Capital Kings has got positive reception from seven of the eight music critics. At CCM Magazine, Matt Conner told that the release matches "the energy and appeal of their flagship artist", and he found that having "guests like Britt Nicole, and Royal Tailor will keep fans interested in the entire package."[4] Joshua Andre of Christian Music Zine called the album "near flawless".[5] CM Addict's David Bunce proclaimed the effort as being "strong" and that the release contains "great songs, catchy tunes, and a great message!"[6] At Jesus Freak Hideout, Roger Gelwicks evoked that this is an "electronic pop project that showcases some practiced talent from the get-go", but it does have some drawbacks that Gelwicks noticed such as "often struggling to pair up impressive beats with introspective songwriting".[9] Samuel Parker of Cross Rhythms told that "it's been a long while since US CCM has brought us anything danceworthy but this talented twosome are making up for lost time."[7] Indie Vision Music's Jonathan Andre found this to be "an uplifting and enjoyable album."[8] Rich Smith of Louder Than the Music affirmed that this release is "fantastic", and "the duo bring a bit of freshness to the Christian music scene".[10] At New Release Tuesday, Sarah Fine alluded to how the duo "is already changing the face of new wave/electro pop in the Christian music world", but does find that "there are a couple moments on the album where songs feel slightly monotone, but in general, it oozes with fresh and fun musical creativity".[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Cole Walowac and Jonathan White, except where noted. 

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "All the Way"     Cole Walowac, Jonathan White, David Garcia, Joshua Silverberg 3:11
2. "We Belong As One" (featuring tobyMac) Walowac, White, Toby McKeehan Toby McKeehan, Walowac, White, Garcia, Silverberg 3:33
3. "You'll Never Be Alone"   Walowac, White, Jesse Frasure Telemitry 3:16
4. "Living for the Other Side" (featuring Royal Tailor) Walowac, White, McKeehan Walowac, White, Garcia 3:27
5. "I Feel So Alive"   Walowac, White, McKeehan Walowac, White, Silverberg 3:33
6. "Ready for Home"   Walowac, White, Frasure, McKeehan Telemitry 2:56
7. "Born to Love" (featuring Britt Nicole)   Walowac, White, Garcia 4:10
8. "Be There"     Walowac, White, Silverberg 3:30
9. "Tell Me"   Walowac, White, Joshua Silverberg Walowac, White, Silverberg 3:41
10. "The Paradigm" (featuring Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5)   Walowac, White 4:13
Total length:
35:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak position
US Billboard 200[12] 141
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[13] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ CapitalKingsUSA. "Studio OR Recording from:CapitalKingsUSA". Twitter. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Capital Kings - Chart history : Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Capital Kings - Chart history : Christian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Conner, Matt (February 1, 2013). "Capital Kings: Capital Kings (Gotee)". CCM Magazine. p. 50. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (January 7, 2013). "Capital Kings – Capital Kings (Review)". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Bunce, David (January 14, 2013). "Review of Capital Kings by Capital Kings". CM Addict. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Parker, Samuel (May 19, 2013). "Review: Capital Kings - Capital Kings". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (February 11, 2013). "Capital Kings – Capital Kings | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Gelwicks, Roger (January 5, 2013). "Capital Kings, "Capital Kings" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Smith, Rich (February 18, 2013). "Reviews - Capital Kings - Capital Kings". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Fine, Sarah (December 30, 2012). "Changing the Game". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Capital Kings - Chart history : Billboard 200". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Capital Kings - Chart history : Christian Albums". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved May 5, 2013.