Something More (Secondhand Serenade song)
|Single by Secondhand Serenade|
|from the album Hear Me Now|
|Released||June 1, 2010|
|Producer(s)||John Vesely, Tom Breyfogle|
|Secondhand Serenade singles chronology|
Something More is the first single by alternative rock band Secondhand Serenade from their third studio album Hear Me Now. The track was released onto iTunes on June 1, as a deluxe single with a bonus track “You Are a Drug”, a video showing the making of “Something More”, and a digital booklet. The song first appeared on Kid Kraddick’s nationally syndicated radio show on May 17.
Driven by a piano melody and mid-tempo percussion, the ballad is focused on Vesely's vocals, as he wails about self-revelation and purpose in life: "There must be something more. Do we know what we're fighting for?... I fooled everyone and now what will I become? I have to start this over... There must be something more. Do we know what we're fighting for?", the hypnotic ballad reflects on learning how to forgive and move on from a shattered relationship.
Something More has received mixed reviews from most of critics.
Alex Vitoulis from Billboard.com. : "As Vesely sings of the internal strife that a breakup can cause, he powerfully conveys the very human message that everyone makes mistakes. A no-brainer for top 40 and hot AC radio formats, "Something More" is sure to saturate the summer airwaves."
"...however, is a poignant prodding of life’s purpose—hardly a new subject matter, but everyone’s entitled to their chance to untangle it—accompanied by genre-blending R&B beats." -The Album Project
“The first single, is definitely radio ready if nothing else. It seems to borrow influences from both The Fray and Onerepublic, although a great deal of that arises from the production as opposed to an actual stylistic change. -Sputnik Music
"The carries a sentiment that could easily resonate with middle-schoolers and post-grads. But are they profoundly deep? Therein lies the conundrum with Vesely. Sure his Hallmark lyrics may not exactly be thought-provoking, but his ability to marry heart-on-sleeve intimacy with radio-ready choruses truly knows no bounds. In short, when it comes to Top 40 and AC radio formats, there are few better than this guy." -Absolute Punk
|2.||"You Are a Drug"||3:46|
|3.||"Something More (Making Of)"||6:07|
|4.||"Something More (Deluxe Single)" (Digital Booklet)|