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Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2009, Gloriana has made some changes, including going from four members to three. The loss of one voice hasn’t hurt them, though. In fact, their sound on A Thousand Miles Left Behind is tight and uncluttered.
Another change is that band members Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert had a hand in writing all of the tracks on the new album, giving it a youthful energy that translates nicely live. It also gives listeners an intimate glimpse into their relationships.
Tom honors his future bride with “Carolina Rose,” while Rachel offers an angelic ode to home in “Where My Heart Belongs.” There’s also a toe-tappin’ invitation to romance in “Sunset Lovin’” and heartbreaking angst in “Can’t Shake You.”
The band has already released two standout tracks with “(Kissed You) Good Night” and “Wanna Take You Home,” but A Thousand Miles Left Behind sounds like the start of an amazing journey.