After acknowledging the folky rock explosion of 2013 with the opening "The One You’ll Find" -- a very Lumineers or Mumford & Sons-sounding track -- Texas worship band Shane & Shane return to the uplifting, country-influenced sound of their previous efforts, making Bring Your Nothing a welcome mix of familiar and new, at least when it comes to songwriting. "I Came Alive" is the bright uptempo track to pick for a quick infectious highlight, but the slow, emotional, and bluesy "You Loved My Heart to Death" is the one that really sticks to the bones. Even with a couple acknowledgments of the acoustic revolution happening in secular music, the album lays the production on quite thick in parts, making the group sound less "front porch" and more "huge stadium." Returning fans might find the presentation too big at times, but overly glossy is one of the few complaints you can make about this otherwise solid effort.
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