New Horizons (Flyleaf album)

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New Horizons
Studio album by Flyleaf
Released October 30, 2012
Recorded by Mike Plotnikoff at Bay 7 Studios, Valley Village and West Valley Studios, Woodland Hills, CA
Genre Alternative metal, alternative rock, christian rock
Length 36:24
Label A&M/Octone
Producer Howard Benson
Flyleaf chronology
Remember to Live
(2010)
New Horizons
(2012)
Who We Are
(2013)
Singles from New Horizons
  1. "New Horizons"
    Released: August 21, 2012
  2. "Call You Out"
    Released: September 25, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[2]
Alt Rock Live 7/10 stars[3]
ARTISTdirect 5/5 stars[4]
Bloody Disgusting 4/5 stars[5]
Christian Music Zine 4.25/5 stars[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[7]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[8]
Plugged In favorable[9]
Revolver 3.5/5 stars[10]

New Horizons is the third full-length studio album by American rock band Flyleaf, released on A&M/Octone Records[11] on October 30, 2012.[12] It was produced by Howard Benson,[13] who has produced several of Flyleaf's previous recordings. It is the final album with lead vocalist Lacey Sturm, who announced her departure from the band, just prior to the album's release, in October 2012.[14][15]

Production[edit]

It was announced in February 2012 that Flyleaf had entered the studio with producer Howard Benson to start recording a new full-length studio album.[13] A release date of October 30, 2012 was eventually confirmed for the album.[12]

Singles[edit]

"New Horizons" is the album's first single and was released via iTunes on August 21. However, the song made its radio debut on Windsor, Ontario rock station 89X on August 1.[11] According to bassist Pat Seals, the song is about "a feeling of looking toward the unknown future with hope." Seals also described it as one of the band's best songs to date.[11] A video was made for the song, and it was subsequently released on September 4, 2012.[16] A second single, "Call You Out", was released later that month. Of the song, Seals said "[it] was one of the first songs written during the New Horizons sessions. The stomping opening verse evolved over time into this aggressive but very calculated track that closes with Sameer using chaotic guitar sounds to sort of burn it to the ground - engages you all the way through."[17]

Tracklist[edit]

Standard Edition [18]
No. Title Length
1. "Fire Fire"   3:03
2. "New Horizons"   3:09
3. "Call You Out"   2:22
4. "Cage on the Ground"   3:24
5. "Great Love"   3:42
6. "Bury Your Heart"   3:35
7. "Freedom"   3:20
8. "Saving Grace"   3:44
9. "Stand"   3:40
10. "Green Heart"   2:44
11. "Broken Wings"   3:34
Total length:
36:24
iTunes bonus track
No. Title Length
12. "Mama"   3:56
Total length:
40:20

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[19] 16
US Billboard Alternative Albums[19] 2
US Billboard Christian Albums[19] 1
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[19] 2
US Billboard Rock Albums[19] 4
US Billboard Digital Albums[19] 10

Personnel[edit]

New Horizons album personnel adapted from the CD liner notes[20]

Flyleaf

Production

Album art

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Christopher Monger (October 30, 2012). "New Horizons - Flyleaf". Allmusic. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Phil Freeman (October 30, 2012). "New Horizons from Flyleaf". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Luke Spencer (October 30, 2012). "New Horizons from Flyleaf". Alt Rock Live. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rick Florino (October 29, 2012). "Flyleaf "New Horizons" Album Review — 5 out of 5 stars". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ JonathanBarkan (November 4, 2012). "Album Review Flyleaf ‘New Horizons’". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ Tyler Hess (November 5, 2012). "Flyleaf – "New Horizons" (Review)". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Flyleaf, "New Horizons" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. October 29, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ Chad Bowar (October 29, 2012). "Flyleaf, ‘New Horizons’ – Album Review". Loudwire. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ Adam R. Holz (October 30, 2012). "Album Reviews Flyleaf New Horizons". Plugged In. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ Paige Camisasca (October 25, 2012). "Review: Flyleaf – New Horizons". Revolver. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "Flyleaf: 'New Horizons' Single Due This Month - Aug. 1, 2012". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "BIG NEWS: Our album #NewHorizons will release OCTOBER 30th! 😝 Spread the word!!". Official Flyleaf Twitter page. Twitter.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Flyleaf Recording New Album - Feb. 7, 2012". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ BREAKING: Vocalist Lacey Sturm Leaves Flyleaf; Band Plans To Continue On Under the Gun Review
  15. ^ Official Facebook page announcement
  16. ^ "Flyleaf: 'New Horizons' Video Released - Sep. 4, 2012". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  17. ^ "FLYLEAF Album Gets Release Date". The Gauntlet. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Flyleaf Release New Song From Forthcoming Album". Antimusic.com. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f http://www.billboard.com/artist/302265/flyleaf/chart
  20. ^ New Horizons (CD liner). Flyleaf. A&M/Octone Records. 2012. pp. 1.