Awake (Secondhand Serenade album)

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Studio album by Secondhand Serenade
Released January 31, 2007
May 22, 2007 (re-release)
Recorded 2006
Genre Acoustic, alternative rock, emo[1]
Length 45:13
48:07 (Bonus Track)
Label Glassnote
Secondhand Serenade chronology
A Twist in My Story
(2008)A Twist in My Story2008
Singles from Awake
  1. "Vulnerable"
    Released: April 16, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2] (70%) [3]

Awake is the debut album by American acoustic rock musician, John Vesely, under the pseudonym Secondhand Serenade. The album was originally released as a demo, in 2005. In late 2006, Secondhand Serenade signed to label Glassnote Records and re-released the album on January 31, 2007.


In early 2007, the album was reissued by Glassnote Records with an additional two songs. It was released on February 6 and gave Vesely his first chartings, debuting at #16 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.[4] Added success lead to it peaking at #164 on the Billboard 200, #3 on the Top Heatseekers and #19 on the Top Independent Albums chart.[5]


Secondhand Serenade released only one song as a single from the debut album, "Vulnerable". The song spawned a music video, which was created by Frank Borin who was responsible for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' video for hit single "Dani California".[6] "Vulnerable" peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, #64 on the Pop 100 and #56 on the Hot Digital Songs charts.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Half Alive" John Vesely 3:42
2. "Broken" John Vesely, Ronnie Day 3:53
3. "Vulnerable" John Vesely 3:20
4. "Your Call (Acoustic Version)" John Vesely, Ronnie Day 3:43
5. "Maybe" John Vesely 3:23
6. "It's Not Over" John Vesely 3:25
7. "I Hate This Song" John Vesely 4:37
8. "Awake" John Vesely, Ronnie Day 4:03
9. "Take Me with You" John Vesely 4:53
10. "Let It Roll" John Vesely 3:25
11. "The Last Song Ever" John Vesely 4:36
12. "End" John Vesely, Ronnie Day 4:13
Total length: 45:13


  • John Vesely - guitar and vocals
  • Ronnie Day - piano on tracks 4, 8 and 12
  • Tracked, mixed and mastered at SF Soundworks
  • Engineer: Rachel Allgood & Adam Munoz
  • Mastered by: Tony Espinoza & Loredana Palomares
  • Assistants: Loredanna Palomares, Aaron DeMateo


  1. ^ "Awake: Secondhand Serenade: Music". Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart. Awake at AllMusic
  3. ^ review
  4. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala. "Digital Distribution Provides Boost to Heatseeking Artist". Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Secondhand Serenade Albums Chart History". Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  6. ^ Press Release. "Secondhand Serenade's Debut Album Enters At #16 On Billboard". Ultimate Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  7. ^ "Secondhand Serenade Singles Chart History". Retrieved 2008-06-05. 

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