Songs You May Have Missed #54

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Until June: “Sleepless” (2007)

You’ll likely have one of two reactions to this song: either you’re going to like it, or you’ll find the distinctive high-register “oo-hoo-hoo-oo” backing vocal too annoying. As for me, I think that’s what makes Until June sound like something other than every other pop band today. Josh Ballard is capable of getting some real emotion across with that high croon.

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Until June are categorized by some as Christian Rock but, having heard both their album and subsequent EP I can tell you it’s pretty difficult to pin them down as such from their lyrics; they certainly aren’t preachy. I tend to think of them as a rock band who happen to be Christians rather than a “Christian Rock band”.

The highlight of “Sleepless”, for me at least, comes in the very first sweetly melodic lines of the lyric:

Oh, when you were young/Did you ever love someone/So much you couldn’t bear the thought of losing them?

Gulp. Which of us hasn’t been there?

While this song never sniffed the American charts, it did go to #1 in Greece and #4 in Norway.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/02/07/songs-you-may-have-missed-323/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2017/03/25/songs-you-may-have-missed-613/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/04/16/recommended-albums-44/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2015/12/30/songs-you-may-have-missed-561/

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