Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth (Love And War)
His Name Is Alive have made a career out of their twists and turns, from the acoustic ambience of Livonia to straighter indie rock on Stars and E.S.P. But Someday went one further, tuning Warn Defever's songwriting to the key of R'n'B. Pulling together the acoustic (guitars, pianos, heartfelt vocals) with the resolutely electronic (drum machines, G-funk Moogs), H.N.I.A. engineer a strange, inviting hybrid that simultaneously recalls Timbaland and Low. Carving out a comfortable space between Rhodes keys and sampled hi-hats, Lovetta Pippen's vocals provide the album's emotional center.