Greetings from California

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Greetings from California
Greetings From California Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by The Madden Brothers
Released September 12, 2014
Genre
Length 51:05
Label Capitol
Producer
The Madden Brothers chronology
Before — Volume One
(2011)
Greetings from California
(2014)
Singles from Greetings from California
  1. "We Are Done"
    Released: May 30, 2014
  2. "Dear Jane"
    Released: September 2, 2014

Greetings from California is the debut studio album by The Madden Brothers, whose members consist of Joel and Benji Madden from pop punk band Good Charlotte, which was released on September 16, 2014 in the United States. The album's first single, "We Are Done", premiered on May 30, 2014 on 102.7 KIIS FM. The music video for the single premiered on June 30, 2014[1] and on July 7, 2014, "We Are Done" reached #1 on the Australian iTunes songs chart.[2] The album was made available for pre-ordering on the iTunes Store on July 4, 2014 with "California Rain" made available for immediate download.

The album is split into two "sides". The first filled with upbeat, sunny pop rock produced by their long-time collaborator Eric Valentine, who also produced Good Charlotte's The Young and the Hopeless and The Chronicles of Life and Death. Side two is produced by Joe Chiccarelli, is inspired by "70s-era FM pop."[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars

Track listing[edit]

Greetings from California – Standard edition[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dear Jane (Intro)"       0:21
2. "Dear Jane"  
  • Valentine
3:37
3. "Brixton"  
  • Valentine
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Valentine
4:08
4. "Out of My Mind"  
  • Valentine
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Valentine
3:13
5. "We Are Done"  
  • Valentine
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Valentine
3:36
6. "U R"  
  • Valentine
3:56
7. "Jealousy (All Your Friends in Silverlake)"  
  • Valentine
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Jared Poythress
  • Valentine
3:33
8. "Love Pretenders"  
  • Valentine
3:09
9. "California Rain (Intro)"       0:11
10. "California Rain"  
4:40
11. "Brother"  
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Chiccarelli
  • The Madden Brothers
5:00
12. "Bad"  
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Chiccarelli
  • The Madden Brothers
3:40
13. "Good Gracious Abbey"  
  • Williams
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Chiccarelli
  • The Madden Brothers
4:02
14. "Suddenly"  
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Dan Keyes
  • Chiccarelli
  • The Madden Brothers
3:28
15. "Empty Spirits"  
  • B. Madden
  • J. Madden
  • Golan
  • Wes Lang
  • Chiccarelli
  • The Madden Brothers
4:22
Total length: 51:05

Charts[edit]