Daybreak (Saves the Day album)

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Studio album by Saves the Day
Released September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Alternative rock,[1] punk rock,[2] rock[3]
Length 40:34
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Saves the Day and Marc Hudson
Saves the Day chronology
Bug Sessions
Saves the Day

Daybreak is the seventh full-length studio album by the American rock band Saves the Day. It is also the band's first album since Can't Slow Down (1998) without long-time guitarist David Soloway, and their first with guitarist Arun Bali and bass guitarist Rodrigo Palma. The album also features Spencer Peterson on drums for the first time, before leaving the band prior to the album's release.


The album is the third in a trilogy that began with Sound the Alarm in 2006 and continued with Under the Boards in 2007.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (60/100)[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 80/100[5]
Kerrang! 60/100
Consequence of Sound D[3]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[6]
Rock Sound 7/10[2]
The Boston Phoenix 1/5 stars[7]

After several delays in 2009 and 2010, the album was released by Razor & Tie in 2011.

On June 1, 2011, the band released the first single from the album "Living Without Love". It was available for free download after signing up for the band's mailing list.[8]

Pre-orders became available on June 2, 2011, and allowed customers to immediately download the songs "Living Without Love" and "Undress Me".[9]

The first showing of the music video for "Deranged & Desperate" was on September 8.

On September 17, 2009, the band announced on Twitter that the album was almost finished[10] and on September 25 announced the track listing.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Christopher Conley, all songs written by Saves the Day.

  1. "Daybreak" – 10:46
    I. "Somehow You Love Me"
    II. "Fucked Up Past the Point of Fixing"
    III. "8 AM"
    IV. "Zig Zag"
    V. "Daybreak
  2. "Let It All Go" – 2:46
  3. "1984" – 3:07
  4. "E" – 3:03
  5. "Z" – 2:55
  6. "Deranged & Desperate" – 2:25
  7. "Chameleon" – 3:23
  8. "Living Without Love" – 1:58
  9. "U" – 2:39
  10. "O" – 2:37
  11. "Undress Me" – 4:55
Bonus tracks


  • Chris Conley - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Arun Bali - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rodrigo Palma - bass guitar
  • Spencer Peterson - drums
  • Claudio Rivera - drums


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