Title: ‘Need You Now’
Overall Album Vibe:
Tiffany Arbuckle Lee co-penned all thirteen tracks found on Plumb’s new release, ‘Need You Now.’ Over the years she’s built up her songwriting reputation having written for mainstream artist like, Mandy Moore, Kimberley Locke and Michelle Branch. Tiffany’s music has also found a home in numerous film & TV soundtracks (Bruce Almighty, Vampire Diaries, and One Tree Hill) along with being embraced in the dance/remix community with her #1 Billboard Hot Dance hit “Hang On”.
Her latest (Plumb) album is a blend of modern rock and alternative music that has suffered from several delays and a complete name change from, ‘Faster than a Bullet,’ to ‘Need You Now’ after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. The albums name change was in honor of the victims of that tragedy. That being said the album was well worth the wait with Tiffany Arbuckle Lee’s stellar vocals that fill songs dealing with honest stories of real life emotions ranging from struggles and loss to the joy of restoration.
One of those emotional songs is the track, “Need You Now.” On it Tiffany tells her story of growing up dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. The song has already become a beacon of hope for others suffering from this condition. Another emotion filled track is, “I Want You Here,” a touching ballad dealing with the death of a child.
Other songs that stand out include, “Drifting” a catchy up tempo track that features Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) that was first released awhile back. While the album features a lot of heavy subject matter in the songs you’ll also find a few lighter tracks like the light airy sounding summery piano pop number, “Chocolate and Ice Cream.”
Whether you’re a long time fan of Plumb or a newcomer to their music, ‘Need You Know,’ is one album that you don’t want to miss.
Standout Tracks: “Need You Now”, “Drifting”, “I Want You Here”,
Review by C.W. Ross