There is something to be said for fresh approaches. On their debut disc Sound of Melodies, Christian alternative band Leeland brings a disc with flavor and dynamics. From the intro title cut to the very end the band delivers polished musical excursions' that are capped with well delivered vocal prowess. Fronting the band is 18-year-old Leeland Mooring. Besides musical chops what Mooring brings to the table are thoughtful lyrics and an amazing songwriting maturity. Cuts like "Reaching" really come to the fore at mid-song, while "Yes You Have" seems to derive from a perfect formula. The emotional vocals of Mooring really come alive here. It's obvious he's lived these songs. His heartfelt presentation is testimony of it.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Losey