Letting Go (Earshot album)

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Letting Go
Earshot Letting Go.jpg
Studio album by Earshot
Released May 7, 2002
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal, hard rock
Length 44:18
Label Warner Bros.
Producer David Kahne, Jason Slater
Earshot chronology
Letting Go
(2002)
Two
(2004)Two2004
Singles from Letting Go
  1. "Get Away"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Not Afraid"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Melodic.net3/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic(3/5)[3]

Letting Go is alternative metal band Earshot's debut album, released on May 7, 2002. The songs "Get Away" and "Not Afraid" were released as singles during that year with each having their own music video. “Get Away” reached #4 on the U.S. Active Rock Charts and stayed in the top 100 for over 64 weeks. Letting Go reached #82 on the Billboard 200.

Recording[edit]

Vocalist/guitarist Wil Martin mentioned "we just played around town and recorded demos at like friends houses and studios and we only did that one time with one song which actually spawned all the label interest. And it's obvious recording in someone's basement to a multi million-dollar studio because you need the space and some of the technology to be able to pick up the various things and instruments."[4]

Song meanings[edit]

"A lot of the songs are about relationships or about having a bad day, where nothing seems to go right, or where you just dwell on the negative. But the album as a whole is about getting past all that." - Wil Martin[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by William Martin, Scott Kohler, and Guy Couturier except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Headstrong" (William Martin, Scott Kohler, Guy Couturier, Todd Wyatt)4:56
2."Misery"2:51
3."Get Away"4:10
4."Not Afraid" (William Martin, Scott Kohler, Guy Couturier, Todd Wyatt)4:33
5."Ordinary Girl" (William Martin, Scott Kohler)3:05
6."We Fall, We Stand" (William Martin, Scott Kohler, Dieter Hartmann, Guy Couturier)3:18
7."Wake Up" (William Martin, Scott Kohler, Guy Couturier, Todd Wyatt, Jeff McDowell)5:07
8."This World" (William Martin)3:18
9."Asleep, I Lie" (William Martin, Dieter Hartmann)3:12
10."Unfortunate" (William Martin, Scott Kohler, Guy Couturier, Todd Wyatt)5:33
11."My Time" (William Martin, Guy Couturier, Todd Wyatt)4:15
Total length:44:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Wil Martin - Vocals/Guitar
  • Scott Kohler - Guitar
  • Mike Callahan - Guitar
  • Dieter Hartmann - Drums

Chart positions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart
peak positions
U.S. Mainstream Rock U.S. Modern Rock
2002 "Get Away" 4 20
"Not Afraid" 24 -

Appearances[edit]

  • The songs "Get Away", "We Fall, We Stand", and "Headstrong" were featured in the video game Legends of Wrestling II in 2002.
  • The song "Get Away" was featured on the DVD Crusty Demons - Nine Lives.
  • The song "Headstrong" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Queen of the Damned.
  • The song "Ordinary Girl" was featured in the Xbox exclusive racing game Project Gotham Racing 2 in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Melodic.net review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  5. ^ http://rockpublication.com/earshot.htm
  6. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/276049/earshot/chart