Storms (Hedley album)

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Storms
Studio album by Hedley
Released November 8, 2011 (CAN)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock[1]
Length 43:24
Label Universal Music Canada
Producer Brian Howes, Jacob Hoggard
Hedley chronology
Go with the Show
(2009)
Storms
(2011)
Wild Life
(2013)
Singles from Storms
  1. "Invincible"
    Released: August 23, 2011
  2. "One Life"
    Released: November 1, 2011
  3. "Kiss You Inside Out"
    Released: May 18, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Storms is the fourth full-length studio album by Canadian pop rock band Hedley. It was preceded by the release of two top-20 singles, including lead single "Invincible" in August 2011. The album was released in Canada on November 8, 2011 through Universal Music Canada.[3] A critical and commercial success, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Top Canadian Albums chart.[4] In May 2012, Storms was re-issued with a modified track listing that includes third single "Kiss You Inside Out".[5]

Background[edit]

The album sees the group experimenting with elements of pop and rock music to create their most musically diverse soundscape yet, as well as the one with most overt pop overtones. Debuting at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart (edged out only by Michael Bublé's Christmas), it is also Hedley's most successful album thus far.

The track "Beautiful" was first released on Hedley's live album Go With the Show in 2010. It was performed at the Metro Centre in Halifax. A Jumbotron video was also recorded and can be seen on the DVD, as a special feature.

Singles[edit]

The album produced two top-20 singles, "Invincible" (featuring rapper P. Reign on the single release) and "One Life", before being re-issued in 2012 with the hit single "Kiss You Inside Out". This last was met with critical acclaim and netted the band their highest chart peak to date.

Reception[edit]

The album debuted at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 23,000 copies.[4] This was the biggest debut of the week, behind Michael Bublé's holiday album Christmas.[4] This album marks the band's highest album chart peak. On November 23, 2011, the album was certified Gold by Music Canada, and on December 23 of the same year, it was certified Platinum.[6] Storms won the Juno Award for Best Pop Album at the 2012 ceremony.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "One Life"   Jacob Hoggard, Matt Squire, Lucas Banker Brian Howes 3:33
2. "Invincible"   Hoggard, Howes, Jason Van Poederooyen Howes 3:43
3. "Heaven's Gonna Wait"   Hoggard, Howes Howes 4:07
4. "We Are Unbreakable"   Hoggard, Howes, Gregg Wattenberg, Ryan Star, Derek Fuhrmann Howes 3:32
5. "Young"   Hoggard, Howes, Poederooyen Howes 3:24
6. "Beautiful"   Hoggard, Dave Rosin Howes, Hoggard 3:23
7. "Bullet for Your Dreams"   Hoggard, Howes, Poederooyen Howes 3:03
8. "Hot Mess"   Hoggard, Ryan Petersen, Nolan Sipe Howes 3:06
9. "Stormy"   Hoggard, Babyface Howes 3:41
10. "Last Call"   Hoggard, John Feldmann Howes 3:30
11. "I Won't Let You Go (Darling)"   Hoggard, Rosin Howes, Hoggard 8:34
Total length:
43:24
Relaunch (2012 Re-issue)[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "One Life"   Hoggard, Squire, Banker Howes 3:33
2. "Kiss You Inside Out"   Hoggard, Lauren Christy Adrian Newman 3:37
3. "Invincible"   Hoggard, Howes, Poederooyen Howes 3:43
4. "Heaven's Gonna Wait"   Hoggard, Howes Howes 4:07
5. "We Are Unbreakable"   Hoggard, Howes, Wattenberg, Star, Fuhrmann Howes 3:32
6. "Young"   Hoggard, Howes, Poederooyen Howes 3:24
7. "Beautiful"   Hoggard, Rosin Howes, Hoggard 3:23
8. "Bullet for Your Dreams"   Hoggard, Howes, Poederooyen Howes 3:03
9. "Hot Mess"   Hoggard, Petersen, Sipe Howes 3:06
10. "Stormy"   Hoggard, Babyface Howes 3:41
11. "Last Call"   Hoggard, Feldmann Howes 3:30
12. "I Won't Let You Go (Darling)"   Hoggard, Rosin Howes, Hoggard 8:34
Total length:
47:01

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Platinum >80,000[9]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
CAN Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 19

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Edition Label(s)
Canada November 8, 2011[3] CD, digital download Standard, deluxe Universal Music Canada
May 22, 2012[5] Re-issue

References[edit]