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In 21st century popular music, any a cappella group outside of the classical genre is, unfortunately, an anomaly. The formally trained singers who make up Minnesota's the Home Free Vocal Band (aka Home Free) -- Chris and Adam Rupp, Rob Lundquist, Tim Foust & Austin Brown -- are one such entity. After five independently released offerings ranging from rock and pop classics to Christmas albums, they won a Sony contract after winning The Sing Off with an interesting arrangement of Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy." They're structured as a barbershop quartet -- bass, high tenor, tenor, and baritone singers -- with a twist: a fifth member providing vocal percussion and beatboxing sounds. It works well live, too. But on Crazy Life, Darren Rust's overly slick production neutralizes their organic charm to shoehorn them into contemporary country's confines (the Oak Ridge Boys this isn't). Opening single "Any Way the Wind Blows" is an adult contemporary version of country pop; unfortunately, the mix makes Adam Rupp's overdubbed beatboxing effects resemble a thin snare drum and overly stiff bassline. It sounds like the group is singing to a metronome. The reading of "Your Man" should be a dream cut for a vocal group. But given the excessive use of late doo wop's "ooo-ooo-ooo" cliches, blurry harmonies and a wooden rhythm that removes the country swing Josh Turner imbued it with on his hit version, this is a watered-down amalgam of the bad Amerrican pop tropes. June Carter's classic "Ring of Fire"--with guest Avi Kaplan--is arranged for a calypso rhythm. It sounds like Auto-Tune was used in the finished version -- even if it wasn't. The medley of Hayes' songs, including the studio version of "I Want Crazy" -- is the set's hinge, but their TV version is superior. The drum loops and banjo that worked to make Keith Urban's single "A Little Bit of Everything" such a clever pop song have been replaced by faux-classical falsettos against a lazy reggae rhythm and near-sterile production. There isn't any doubt that Home Free have real chemistry vocally; they've proven it time and again. (Check 2009's Kickin' It Old School or 2012's Live: From the Road). On Crazy Life, their organic spontaneity and groove were sacrificed to serve commercial ends. Home Free paid too dear price for a major-label record deal .
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
Any Way the Wind Blows
00:03:11

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Mark Nesler, Composer, Lyricist - Chris Rupp, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - Jennifer Hanson, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Marty Dodson, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Your Man
00:02:55

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Jace Beasley, Composer, Lyricist - Tim Foust, Other - Charles Dubois, Composer, Lyricist - Darren Rust, Producer - Christopher Stapeleton, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Everything Will Be Okay
00:03:53

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Tim Foust, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - David Guisti, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer - Brian Pothier, Recording Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Jump Right In
00:03:15

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Wyatt Durrette, Composer, Lyricist - Deonis "Pumah" Cook, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - ZAC BROWN, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Jason Mraz, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
I've Seen
00:03:14

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Tim Foust, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - Joseph Bilotta, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Henry O'Neill, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Wake Me Up
00:03:13

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Tim Bergling, Composer, Lyricist - Ben Bram, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - Egbert Dawkins, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Michael Einziger, Composer, Lyricist - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Ring of Fire
00:02:21

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Avi Kaplan, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - Home Free feat. Avi Kaplan, Associated Performer - Tim Foust, Other - June Carter, Composer, Lyricist - Darren Rust, Producer - Merle Kilgore, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Hunter Hayes Medley
00:04:18

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Dave Brainard, Composer, Lyricist - Hunter Hayes, Composer, Lyricist - See Sub-songs, Composer, Lyricist - Troy Verges, Composer, Lyricist - Austin Brown, Other - Chris Rupp, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - Lori McKenna, Composer, Lyricist - Tim Foust, Other - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer - Jennifer Zuffinetti, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
A Little Bit of Everything
00:03:10

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Kevin Rudolf, Composer, Lyricist - Chris Rupp, Other - Brad Warren, Composer, Lyricist - Darren Rust, Producer - Brett Warren, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget)
00:02:36

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Tim Foust, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - Joseph Bilotta, Composer, Lyricist - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Crazy Life
00:03:41

Home Free, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Kevin Fisher, Composer, Lyricist - Tim Foust, Other - Darren Rust, Producer - Ed Boyer, Mixing Engineer - Dave Sperandio, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

In 21st century popular music, any a cappella group outside of the classical genre is, unfortunately, an anomaly. The formally trained singers who make up Minnesota's the Home Free Vocal Band (aka Home Free) -- Chris and Adam Rupp, Rob Lundquist, Tim Foust & Austin Brown -- are one such entity. After five independently released offerings ranging from rock and pop classics to Christmas albums, they won a Sony contract after winning The Sing Off with an interesting arrangement of Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy." They're structured as a barbershop quartet -- bass, high tenor, tenor, and baritone singers -- with a twist: a fifth member providing vocal percussion and beatboxing sounds. It works well live, too. But on Crazy Life, Darren Rust's overly slick production neutralizes their organic charm to shoehorn them into contemporary country's confines (the Oak Ridge Boys this isn't). Opening single "Any Way the Wind Blows" is an adult contemporary version of country pop; unfortunately, the mix makes Adam Rupp's overdubbed beatboxing effects resemble a thin snare drum and overly stiff bassline. It sounds like the group is singing to a metronome. The reading of "Your Man" should be a dream cut for a vocal group. But given the excessive use of late doo wop's "ooo-ooo-ooo" cliches, blurry harmonies and a wooden rhythm that removes the country swing Josh Turner imbued it with on his hit version, this is a watered-down amalgam of the bad Amerrican pop tropes. June Carter's classic "Ring of Fire"--with guest Avi Kaplan--is arranged for a calypso rhythm. It sounds like Auto-Tune was used in the finished version -- even if it wasn't. The medley of Hayes' songs, including the studio version of "I Want Crazy" -- is the set's hinge, but their TV version is superior. The drum loops and banjo that worked to make Keith Urban's single "A Little Bit of Everything" such a clever pop song have been replaced by faux-classical falsettos against a lazy reggae rhythm and near-sterile production. There isn't any doubt that Home Free have real chemistry vocally; they've proven it time and again. (Check 2009's Kickin' It Old School or 2012's Live: From the Road). On Crazy Life, their organic spontaneity and groove were sacrificed to serve commercial ends. Home Free paid too dear price for a major-label record deal .
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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