Secondhand Serenade, "Something More"

Track Review

In "Something More," Secondhand Serenade's John Vesely has penned some of his most honest, relatable and mature lyrics yet. The hypnotic ballad opens with an ominous piano chord as Vesely reflects on learning how to forgive and move on from a shattered relationship. "There must be something more/Do we know what we're fighting for?" Vesely belts on the chorus, which blends the electronic pop of Owl City with the sweeping melancholy of OneRepublic. "Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out/With all these masks we wore/We never knew what we had in store." As Vesely sings of the internal strife that a breakup can cause, he powerfully conveys the very human message that everyone makes mistakes. A no-brainer for top 40 and hot AC radio formats, "Something More" is sure to saturate the summer airwaves. --Alex Vitoulis