2020 Grammys

Lifehouse, "Halfway Gone"

Track Review
3.5

A decade into its career, Lifehouse is on the verge of releasing its fifth studio album, "Smoke & Mirrors"-the follow-up to 2007's "Who We Are," which had three top 40 hits. "Halfway Gone," the set's lead single, reminds listeners that there's more to this California pop-rock band than slow-burning ballads. The song opens with blurred "wooh-ooh-oohs" that establish an uptempo pace, and its lively, danceable rhythm works well with frontman Jason Wade's vocals, which waver between intimate and explosive. The singer co-wrote the single with manager Jude Cole and looked to Kevin Rudolf and Jacob Kasher for some extra punch. The result is a fresh sound for Lifehouse as the band aims to extend its run on the hot AC and Billboard Hot 100 charts.

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