Thursday, April 14, 2011
L IS FOR TED LEONARD “WAY HOME”
Ted Leonard, the lead singer for progressive rock band Enchant, joins Neal Morse, former lead singer for progressive rock band Spock's Beard, in releasing an album reflective on his faith.
I will admit to being skeptical of many religious bands, as I've often found that the work does not stand up well as rock music (at least in my opinion). Neal Morse's work has been a very pleasant exception to that rule. The music is every bit as carefully crafted as the message.
"Way Home" is equally well-constructed and a welcome side project from Leonard's 'day job.'
Leonard has a great voice, and demonstrates excellent songwriting skills. The production is excellent, and the dynamic voice over the tasteful guitar movements combine to form a very listenable album that will not make the more secular among my readers feel like they're being preached to.
Like Ted's work with Thought Chamber, this makes the wait for a new Enchant CD a little more bearable.
Any word on that Enchant CD, Ted?
Listen to “Way Home”
Available at CD Baby