Break the Spell

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Break the Spell
Daughtry - Break the Spell.jpg
Studio album by Daughtry
Released November 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)
Recorded July–September 2011
Los Angeles
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 43:45
Label RCA, 19
Producer Howard Benson
Daughtry chronology
Leave This Town: The B-Sides
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Break the Spell
(2011)
Baptized
(2013)Baptized2013
Singles from Break the Spell
  1. "Renegade"
    Released: September 27, 2011
  2. "Crawling Back to You"
    Released: October 4, 2011
  3. "Outta My Head"
    Released: March 13, 2012
  4. "Start of Something Good"
    Released: September 4, 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (62/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Audiopinions (9.5/10)[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
Billboard 71%[5]
Slant 1.5/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[7]
Newsday B-[8]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[9]
Celebrity Cafe 5/5 stars[10]
The Boston Globe (Mixed)[11]
Artistdirect 4/5 stars[12]

Break the Spell is the third studio album by American rock band Daughtry, released on November 21, 2011, by RCA Records.[13] It is a follow-up to their platinum selling album Leave This Town in 2009. On December 15, the album was officially certified Gold.[14]

Background[edit]

According to Chris, the album is "more upbeat and positive lyrically" and also stated that the album sounds "nothing like the previous two".[15] Chris wrote all the songs with band guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul, and collaborated with Marti Frederiksen, Busbee and Brett James.[16] The album was produced by Howard Benson, who also produced their previous two albums.

Prior to the album's release, during the month of November, the tracks "Renegade", "Louder Than Ever" and "Outta My Head" were used by ESPN during some of their programming broadcasts.[17]

Daughtry's official website made a listening party for Break the Spell.[18]

Sales[edit]

Break the Spell opened at number 67 on the UK charts. On the Billboard 200, Break the Spell opened at #8 with sales of 129,000[19]

"Start of Something Good" sold 10,000 singles.[20]

Singles[edit]

"Renegade" was released as the album's lead single and first rock single. It was released to rock stations on September 27, 2014, and made available for download on October 18, 2011.

"Crawling Back to You" was released at the first pop single from the album, second overall on October 4, 2011. It reached to number 6 on the US Adult Top 40 chart.

"Outta My Head" was released as the third single from the album.

"Start of Something Good" was released as the fourth and finale single off Break the Spell.

Track listing[edit]

The track listing was announced on October 6 through Daughtry's official site.[21]

All lyrics written by Chris Daughtry.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Renegade" Daughtry, Josh Paul 3:35
2. "Crawling Back to You" Daughtry, Marti Frederiksen 3:45
3. "Outta My Head" Daughtry, Frederiksen 3:31
4. "Start of Something Good" Daughtry, Brett James 4:24
5. "Crazy" Daughtry, Elvio Fernandes, Greg Wiktorski 3:24
6. "Break the Spell" Daughtry, Dave Bassett 3:32
7. "We're Not Gonna Fall" Daughtry, busbee, Zac Maloy 3:19
8. "Gone Too Soon" Daughtry, busbee 3:36
9. "Losing My Mind" Daughtry, busbee 3:48
10. "Rescue Me" Daughtry, Josh Steely 3:22
11. "Louder Than Ever" Daughtry, James 3:37
12. "Spaceship" Daughtry, Brian Craddock 3:51
Total length: 43:45

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Chris Daughtry – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Josh Steely – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Craddock – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Josh Paul – bass, backing vocals
  • Robin Diaz – drums
  • Elvio Fernandes - keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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