By Olivia Guitron, Courier Staff Writer
One of my favorite bands, Never Shout Never, just released its very first CD on Tuesday.
The "band" is really just singer/songwriter/musician Christofer Drew Ingle. His new album has many different themes for music, which include love, lost, his parent's divorce, and much more. The songs in his new album are: "Love Is Our Weapon, Jane Doe, Can't Stand It, Sacrilegious, I Love You 5, California, What is Love?, The Past," and, in the version of the album especially made for iTunes, "Fifteen" and "Damn Dog."
Though this album has a parental advisory sticker, he only uses swear words to a minimum of about five per song, so it's just incredulous as to why they put the sticker on. However, regardless of the sticker, this is a great start for such a new artist. As I've mentioned before, I have already written about him. He started out on Myspace, putting his songs up and hoping for the best. His song lyrics reflect his personality, in that he wants peace for the world. When his parents divorced, he wrote the song "What is Love?", which reflects on his parents, and if love really is having to separate.
The songs "Jane Doe" and "I Love You 5" are about a girl of his dreams. Jane Doe talks about a girl he doesn't know, but wants to get to know her because he saw her at first glance, and wants to know who she is. "I Love You 5" is more about loving a girl not once, twice or three times, but five times. "Fifteen" is about a girl he cares most about, who is barely fifteen but is trying to grow up too fast. "California" is a song inspired by California and about Never Shout Never (or his real name, Christofer Drew Ingle) going to California to get some time away from the problems he faces. "Love Is Our Weapo"n is basically that: love is what can make the world stop fighting. And one of my personal favorites besides "What Is Love?" is "Sacrilegious." The word "sacrilegious" means something that is going against or harming something holy or sacred. This song talks about skipping Sunday church, something he considers sacrilegious, and spending that time finding out what true religion is.
This CD was truly something different and something I've been waiting for a long time. His first CD was a hit, in my opinion, so all his singles and all the EP's he came out with really came together for him in the end. You should definitely take a listen, or if you'd rather buy it, purchase it on iTunes or Target stores. I love this CD and hope others will too. I also hope that Christofer Drew keeps doing what he's doing and comes up with more songs, and the best lyrics he can.