Imagine the trial and trepidation of being in a band for over 20 years. 10 million albums sold later and Train is still very much so still alive and well. The band's eighth studio album, A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat, has now arrived and it possibly could be their best release in a long, long time.
"Drink Up" leads the album off on such a positive note. It's one that could be appropriately the soundtrack to your spring/summer with the vibe that's radiated. It's a track that just makes you picture hanging with your best buds on a sunny day -- maybe that's a possible music video idea? (Hit us up Train). Anyway, the album continues into their only single from the album, "Play That Song." "Play That Song" differentiates itself from the rest by incorporating the melody of 1938's "Heart and Soul."
"The News" may be the most club-oriented, radio hit on the album. This album is the first without lead guitarist and founding member Jimmy Stafford but the intricate guitar work is not lacking at all. The vocal FX effects in the chorus however totally make the track what it is by setting a scene you can bob your head to. "You Better Believe" closes out the album on a sentimental note. The piano ballad sees a track that could be easily be synced to some powerful audio-visual project with ease. Overall, a perfect way to end a classic Train album.
The band's prior release Bulletproof Picasso debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
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