Indigo (Never Shout Never album)

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Indigo
Studio album by Never Shout Never
Released November 13, 2012
(see release history)
Recorded 2010-12, U.S.: Studio 2100 (Springfield)
Genre Indie pop,[1] rock[2]
Length 36:05
Label Loveway Records
Producer Never Shout Never, Jeff Smith
Never Shout Never chronology
Time Travel
(2011)
Indigo
(2012)
Sunflower
(2013)

Indigo is the fourth studio album by the American pop band Never Shout Never. It was released on November 13, 2012 by Loveway Records. The album features the band recording as a whole for the second time; the first being in Time Travel. A bonus track was made available through some media outlets and also on the limited edition cassette tape. The album debuted at number 194 on the Billboard 200.

Background[edit]

"I feel like without music I really don't have any purpose in this life. [Indigo] is kind of me rediscovering that drive to make music that makes people feel good."

—Christofer Ingle on the album.[3]

Writing and development[edit]

Recording[edit]

Christofer Ingle originally wanted to record every song with a different producer, all in different cities, to give each song a unique feel and its own style.[4] The album would also include reworkings of "On The Brightside" and "Trouble."[5]

For the recording of Indigo, Never Shout Never had recorded at Studio 2100 in Springfield, Missouri.

Release and promotion[edit]

Never Shout Never announced on February 8, 2012 that their then-titled Good Times would be released sometime in the summer of 2012.[6][7] Ingle announced on Twitter that the album would be out by late fall.[8][9] Ingle demoed the new songs through Loveway Records' Stickam page on June 4, 2012.[10]

Promotional singles[edit]

Prior to the start of The Indigo Tour, Never Shout Never released three free unreleased acoustic tracks from their album through Alternative Press.[11][12][13]

Touring[edit]

To promote Indigo, Never Shout Never embarked on a South American tour to promote the album early.[14] The tour began in early November 2012 and consisted 6 shows.[15] Ingle announced that we was getting the lineup together for the next tour, via Twitter on July 13, 2012.[16] The Indigo Tour, the second tour to further promote the album, began in November 2012. The tour is composed of 22 show dates throughout North America. The tour was announced through the band's website on September 25, 2012.[17]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alter The Press! 4/5 stars[18]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[19]
PropertyOfZack 3.5/5 stars[20]

Indigo has received generally positive reviews. Claire Sheridan of Alter The Press! states that "Christofer Drew is a storyteller, capturing his audience right up until the last resounding word like an author that keeps their readers hanging on until the end."[18] Alternative Press' Evan Lucy wrote that "[the band] could have used an outside set of eats to make things a little more dynamic, reign in the more head-scratching moments and correct some mixing issues. So in the end, Indigo is just a new entry into Drew's discography, another example of the shape-shifting singer's musical nomadism."[19] Alyssa McKinley of PropertyOfZack comments that "Never Shout Never have taken many pop infused influences to put a new spin on their music, yet again. While at certain points, it simply doesn’t work, standout tracks make Indigo an entirely worthwhile listen. Diverse in ingredients but consistent in flavor, this record is a step in a great direction for the band. But then again, who knows if direction is something that has ever mattered in the career of Never Shout Never."[20]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing according to Amazon.com.[21]

No. Title Length
1. "Magic"   3:04
2. "All Mine"   3:17
3. "Life Goes On"   3:06
4. "Sorry"   3:33
5. "Between Two Worlds"   2:58
6. "Lust"   3:09
7. "California Slang"   3:01
8. "Wrong Side Of Town"   3:44
9. "Honey-Dew"   2:31
10. "The Look"   2:49
11. "Hazel Eyez"   4:53
Total length:
36:05

Personnel[edit]

Never Shout Never
Production[23]
  • David Beame – legal advisor
  • David Conway – management
  • Sha'an D'anthers – artwork
  • Kevin Deems – photography
  • Christofer Drew – artwork, composer, cover art, mixing
  • Dirk Hemsath – management
  • Patrick Maxwell – producer
  • Never Shout Never – composer, primary artist, producer
  • Jeff Smith – engineer, mastering, mixing, producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard 200[24] 194

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
Worldwide November 13, 2012[25] Loveway Records CD, digital download
December 15, 2012[26] Antique Records Cassette tape

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album Review: Never Shout Never - "Indigo" - UCLA Radio". UCLA Radio. November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Indigo - Never Shout Never : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gary Graff (October 30, 2012). "Never Shout Never, 'All Mine': Exclusive Song Premiere - Billboard". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jon Ableson (May 2012). "Alter The Press!: Interview: Never Shout Never". Alter The Press!. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Karissa Groharing (May 18, 2012). "Never Shout Never recording new album "Indigo"". Static Multimedia. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Tyler Common (February 8, 2012). "Alternative Press - News - Never Shout Never discuss new album, "Good Times"". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Jon Ableson (January 2012). "Alter The Press!: ATP! Exclusive: Never Shout Never Reveals New Album Details". Alter The Press!. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Jon Ableson (August 2012). "Alter The Press!: Never Shout Never New Album "Indigo" Out Late Fall". Alter The Press!. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ Christofer Ingle (August 23, 2012). "Twitter / christoferdrew: for any of u that have lost...". Twitter. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ Bryne Yancey (June 8, 2012). "Alternative Press - News - Watch Never Shout Never play new demos". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Cassie Whitt (November 18, 2012). "Alternative Press - Features - Song Premiere/Download: Never Shout Never, "All Mine" (Acoustic)". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Cassie Whitt (November 19, 2012). "Alternative Press - Features - Song Premiere/Download: Never Shout Never, "Between Two Worlds" (Acoustic)". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ Cassie Whitt (November 20, 2012). "Alternative Press - Features - Song Premiere/Download: Never Shout Never, "Hazel Eyes" (Acoustic)". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ "PropertyOfZack, POZ Exclusive: Never Shout Never South American Tour Practice Pictures". PropertyOfZack. October 31, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ Jon Ableson (September 2012). "Alter The Press!: Never Shout Never Announce South America Tour". Alter The Press. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Twitter / christoferdrew: plannin an amazing line up...". Twitter. July 13, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Never Shout Never - "Indigo" Out November 13th. Touring This Fall!". Never Shout Never. September 25, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b Claire Sheridan. "Alter The Press!: ATP! Album Review: Never Shout Never - Indigo". Alter The Press!. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b Alternative Press, Issue #293. December 2012. p. 87. 
  20. ^ a b Alyssa McKinley (November 12, 2012). "PropertyOfZack, POZ Review: Never Shout Never - Indigo". PropertyOfZack. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Amazon.com: Indigo (Explicit): Never Shout Never: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Indigo by Never Shout Never". Apple. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Indigo - Never Shout Never - AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Never Shout Never Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Never Shout Never. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 04, 2012.
  25. ^ "Never Shout Never - INDIGO is out today!". Never Shout Never. November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  26. ^ James Shotwell (October 23, 2012). "Antique Records Announces Cassette Release of Never Shout Never's "Indigo" - Under the Gun Review". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved November 23, 2012.