Genre/Influences: New-wave, wave-pop, rock-wave.
Background/Info: The last year released album “Made Of Scars” stand for the ‘come-back’ of German formation On The Floor. They’re now back again unleashing this new opus revealing 12 new songs.
Content: “Lifetime” sounds a bit as the natural continuation of their previous work. It’s a nice melting-pot revealing 80s reminiscences of new-wave music mixed with more contemporary influences. Guitar and electronics are pretty complementary. The songs were sung in English. The tracklist moves from evasive passages towards darker and melancholic pieces. I also noticed a very few harder cuts.
+ + + : I especially like the diversity of the songs on “Lifetime”. On The Floor doesn’t stagnate in one influence, but bring different influences together. I like the balance between guitar and synth parts. Most of the songs are characterized by carrying choruses, sometimes leading to a real elevating sensation. I refer to songs like “Catch My Fall” and “Heavy Black”.
– – – : What I’m still missing at the albums of this band is what I commonly call an absolute ‘hit’ song.
Conclusion: “Lifetime” is a real pleasant work and according to me a step forward compared to their previous full length. But I can’t get away that it feels like there’s more potential hiding than what came out.
Best songs: “Heavy Black”, “Catch My Fall”, “We Light The Sky”.