A Better Place

This South Carolina-based quintet takes the prize for the most impressive debut in the Christian format so far this year.

This South Carolina-based quintet takes the prize for the most impressive debut in the Christian format so far this year. The well-penned songs—written by Overflow's Mark Breazeale, Will Carter, Matthew Hayes, Josh Cromer and Tom Pellerin, along with producer Scotty Wilbanks—carry a theme of hopefulness. Throughout, the band's youthful exuberance is showcased. The gorgeous ballad "Cry on My Shoulder" is tailor-made for mainstream AC Christian radio formats. Overflow really shines on such uptempo fare as the hooky title cut, which highlights the group's tight musicianship as well as Pellerin's personality-packed lead vocals. And don't overlook the effervescent "My Days Are Better." This is feel-good music at its very best. Welcome this breath of fresh air to the Christian format.—DEP