Cimorelli – Sad Girls Club

Eleven Productions LLC / The Fuel Music

Release Date: October 27th 2017

Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre

CimorelliSad Girls Club (iTunes/Amazon mp3)

Track Listing:

  1. Sad Girls Club
  2. Cars + Parking Lots
  3. If It Isn’t You
  4. Last Summer
  5. Boy in a Band
  6. BAD
  7. ok well i guess that’s it then
  8. Kryptonite (feat. Christina Cimorelli)
  9. Blue (feat. Lauren Cimorelli)
  10. Galaxy (feat. Dani Cimorelli)
  11. Girls Like Me (feat. Amy Cimorelli)
  12. Wrong (feat. Lisa Cimorelli)
  13. Where It All Ended… (feat. Katherine Cimorelli)
  14. Who Told You
  15. Pretty Pink

If you were to pick one group that have made an impact on mainstream music within the last few years, it has been Cimorelli. Cimorelli? Really? Surely you don’t mean all the other popular artists like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran, surely what you really mean is one of them right? One of those guys have made a massive impact on mainstream right? Bigger than Cimorelli right? Sure, I mean, all the other artists I just mentioned are more popular than Cimorelli, and I guess in fact, Cimorelli probably won’t be as popular as these artists in my lifetime. And maybe that’s ok…but my first statement above wasn’t asking which band was the most popular throughout the years, but rather, which band has made the most impact, and I reckon popularity and impact are very different things. Let me put it this way- popularity, what I reckon it is, is when you want to be the big kid, the bully in the school-yard, the one where everyone looks to in awe/reverence. You can be impactful and still be popular, but often, and this is just my opinion, it is the ones that aren’t on the radar, the ones that aren’t publicised in the media every day and every night, the ones without a label, it is those who are tirelessly working on creating beautiful and wonderful art, it is those artists that create much more cohesive and impactful art for people to hear and be impacted by. Cimorelli is one of those artists.

They are not signed (well, they were, up until the release of their 2014 EP Renegade, then they parted ways, moved to Nashville and now are making music independently), they are still relatively unknown (even after around 10 years within the music business), and they are firmly grounded in their identity, what they want their music to be about, and who their target audience is. Cimorelli have been one of the biggest finds within independent mainstream music last year when they rose quickly in popularity after the release of their debut country/pop album Up at Night in May 2016, but it was as soon as they released their pop/Christian/CCM/worship album Alive later on during that same year (December 23rd for Pledgemusic backers, May 5th 2017 for iTunes/Amazon) that I realised this group of six sisters had (and still have) something special!

I can tell that this review that I write is going to be a long one. Not because I want to blow my own horn and declare how great they are. No, not at all. I realise that every artist ought not be elevated to a level that only God Himself occupies, and to do so of Cimorelli would be criminal, dare I say blasphemous. So what I will say is this- Cimorelli have been able to use the music and talents that the Lord have given them to affect and impact the culture that we as the human society are currently in. With 2 albums released last year, and one this year (Sad Girls Club), along with a string of EP’s in the years prior, we are reminded that you don’t have to be noticed in a popular way to have an impact in people’s lives. Just one listen of the band and their music (they release cover videos to youtube every so often for years now- that’s how their career got started!) and you can tell that these girls have something to say. And saying something, they have. Whether it be songs about hurt, hope, love, life, God, loneliness, acceptance, crushes, unrequited love, songs about worship, a prayer to the Lord, a motivational anthem, these themes and types of songs have been discussed at great length in much of Cimorelli’s discography. And now dropping their third full length album a few weeks ago on October 27th, Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani Cimorelli (oldest to youngest, age range of 27 – 17) have invited us all to hear what I reckon is one of their most vulnerable albums to date.

Musically unique, and subject matter hopeful, encouraging, and sometimes raw, emotive, dark, and moody, we are given a glimpse into a concept and notion, that it is ok to show our feelings, even the sad and scary ones, especially during a time in society when we have been taught that good feelings can be expressed and bad ones either have to be bottled up or just ignored completely. While this album is not at all about championing or even glorifying sadness and moody moments over moments of joy, elation and happiness, Sad Girls Club is nevertheless a constant reminder to express ourselves no matter what, be it in a sad, happy, frustrating, hopeful, kind, or crying way. This is an album that takes us on a journey where we as listeners can also feel the things that these sisters have felt throughout their lives on this planet. While technically not a Christian album (their last album Alive was very much a Christian/CCM/worship album), Sad Girls Club I believe can still be of impact, and God can still use such an album as this to remind us all about the parts of ourselves that we may want to hide, while also finding things about the Lord God Himself in the process!

Life… it’s confusing, maddening, dramatic, crazy, and often exhausting. But at the end of the day, it can be beautiful, exhilarating, breathtaking, and extraordinary. Through all the ups and the downs, love is always worth the pain. If you believe this, you officially qualify for lifelong membership into the SAD GIRLS CLUB. For their third album of all new original material, SAD GIRLS CLUB, pop sensations CIMORELLI have stretched themselves to achieve a new level of honesty, openness, and vulnerability. These songs explore a new musical sophistication and epic sonic territory with the intense pop sensibilities of their most popular and definitive work. Bring your joys, your fears, and an open heart, and join Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren, and Dani… Welcome to the SAD GIRLS CLUB.

This was the opening blurb to introduce their pledgemusic campaign the band launched a while back in August 2017… and with an introduction like this, why don’t we dive in and check out an album like this? Or at least check out the artist first before delving into such a project, and see if these artists are pulling at your heart strings or not. And so, when I found out that this band of 6 sisters, all of which are great singers btw, were releasing an album through pledgemusic on October 27th (but also releasing it via iTunes, Amazon etc that very day as well), I figured it was a no-brainer to pledge, and besides, you get email updates, pick the bundle full of merchandise, as well as physical signed copies of the album…who wouldn’t want to pledge? But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me backtrack a little. Cimorelli are Christians. They are in a band. But technically, their music as a whole isn’t primarily directed to the circle of people who primarily listen to Christian music (i.e.: K-Love or Air1). They are, dare I say, one of the most unique, genre-crossing artists/bands I’ve come across in recent history and memory. They have constantly shown us what it means to become successful artists after obtaining their start as youtube cover artists all those years ago, while it has been and always will be their ability to connect with fans across all platforms of social media that continues to drive much of their inspiration behind songs they have written, both now and in albums previously. Cimorelli are changing the world with their heartfelt music, as well as being a band of 6 that shows what it means to have real, genuine comrade, sibling bonds and friendship when it comes to presenting music that can be as much fun-filled as it is emotive and hard-hitting.

It is because of the big genre shifts in albums past and currently (Up at Night was country, Alive was worship/CCM, this new album Sad Girls Club is very much pop), that I reckon it’s hard to place Cimorelli into a box, literally. Musically, their styles can shift between pop, country, radio friendly and even inspirational and worshipful as their discography shows; which is why I am asserting my claim, that Cimorelli and the music that they deliver, be it covers or original material, are some of the most unique that I’ve heard in a long time- with such great harmonies from all the 6 sisters in the band, we have been blessed to hear what I reckon is one of mainstream music’s (and Christian music as well) best kept secrets…until now, of course. The rise of these sisters with Up at Night and Alive (as well as the flurry of cover videos in between) will sure to turn the heads of people in the mainstream industry as well as those within the Christian one as well. Whether Cimorelli want to sign to another label in the future is a different story (they did split from their label- Universal Republic, after the release of their 2014 EP Renegade).

The sisters have always been known to have a strong faith, and while that wasn’t necessarily in the forefront on Up at Night (nor even on their new album Sad Girls Club), Alive was something different, as songs of worship, hope, loneliness, faith, comfort, confrontation and everything else in between become the central themes of this short, albeit powerful and profound album. And so following on from the success of Alive, we see these flurry of cover videos (of which I reviewed here) covers from artists like Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana (alter ego of Miley), Clean Bandit, there’s even a cover from the latest for KING AND COUNTRY song ‘Priceless’. Needless to say, Cimorelli have given their all through both their original material as well as their covers and you can see the passion and heart they place in their videos when you check out their youtube page (youtube.com/user/cimorellitheband/videos). The fact that Cimorelli have been able to bridge the gap so cleverly (maybe even more so than Switchfoot, needtobreathe, Superchick and Skillet) between mainstream and Christian music, makes me appreciate and admire these young women, all of which have a fast-growing and respectable career in front of them, be it as a band together or even, shudder to think, solo, if one person in the group decides to venture out on their own. Similarly in style within the CCM industry to that of BarlowGirl, Plumb, Superchick and Britt Nicole (and similar in the mainstream industry to artists Alessia Cara and Rachel Platten), Cimorelli’s music, especially Alive, reminds us all that the band is here to stay, for a while yet!

And now, onto the review of Sad Girls Club…gee, that preamble took a bit, didn’t it? No but seriously, what was written above needed to be said to provide context. Because this band is no Chris Tomlin or Francesca Battistelli, or TobyMac for that matter, I can’t just go into the review without any kind of background (like I guess I can with virtually every single CCM artist that has been around). And what the essence of these above paragraphs is this- yes, Cimorelli by definition is a mainstream band. Yes this new album Sad Girls Club isn’t as Christian-ese as their last album Alive, and yes, this new album discusses a lot about boys and relationships, about letting out emotions and about feeling sad. And yes on the surface an album like this feels a little bleak. But what I believe, and I truly assert this point, is that God can use anything, and I mean anything, that He wants to bring people closer to our Maker and each other. And did I forget to say that God can use anything? Because He can. Even this album. God is God, we are not.

Sad Girls Club was a little moody and, dare I say, unrelatable as I heard the album through a few weeks ago, yet, as I slowly but surely continued to listen to the songs, I was, and still am, amazed about how I can relate to a fair amount of the songs on the album, even if I am a male, and the subject matter of the songs are females singing about potential male relationships. Still, Sad Girls Club is such an album that I am honoured to review. Which is why we said this website was ‘365 Days of Inspiring Media’. We never really wanted this site to solely focus on Christian music. To only review albums by CCM artists because…well once you place confines around what we can believe a website should be, then we are indirectly saying that God can only speak through this genre of songs, and nothing else. But that isn’t true. The Lord our God can use anything and anyone to bring us all closer in community with our Father and our friends. Anything. He has no limits, and we ought to stop thinking that He does. And so, with the review of Sad Girls Club– I believe no one in the cyberworld has reviewed this album. I could be wrong though, but as far as I know, this’ll be the first review to be posted online for the album. But this may also be the post that could drive a lot of our online traffic away, because they may have a perception of what the sight should look like when it comes to what albums should be reviewed on our site and what shouldn’t. Still, even if one person is impacted by my own thoughts on Sad Girls Club, maybe, just maybe, we can all be reminded that albums and songs have more power than we think- be it mainstream material or Christian songs and albums!

The title track ‘Sad Girls Club’ released to pledgemusic two days before the album officially released on iTunes, and as far as title track go, this one is very much as anthemic and emotional, as it is fun-filled. Dictating a story in the first verse about a persona who went to a crush’s house to see if they liked them, only to feel stupid and rejected, we are reminded that often, we as humans can all qualify to be in the ‘sad girls club’ at one point or another. Even though in a general sense, this album is directed at teen girls and young women (purely on the basis that the artists are sisters), I myself, a 20-something year old male, can relate to this message as well- that even I am reminded that it is important to let out feelings, be it peaceful or ugly. Maybe the album should be called Sad People’s Club? Nah, doesn’t have the same ring to it. No but seriously, the title track is a reminder to feel, and that often the process from hurt to healing shouldn’t necessarily be as quick as what people say it should be- that to bypass the step of feeling the emotions that were there in the first place can drastically alter our own perception of what we reckon the world should be, and that ought not to be a path we travel upon. It is the tag that the end that really gets me the most- ‘…we were lost, but we’re loved, beautifully flawed, dramatic, obsessive, but we always know that we’re doing our best, even when life’s a mess, get knocked down, get back up again, we will never ever give up on love…’ What a beautiful lyrical display in the song, and a reminder to always try to pursue love. For we were made to be in community and were never made to feel alone. It is ok to fall and fail, and a song like ‘Sad Girls Club’ can hopefully encourage us that the pursuit and fight for love, be it love of family, friends, and more importantly, love of a potential spouse, is worth all the ugly bits that we ought to go through in order for us to feel like it was all worth it in the end!

How does the rest of the album compare? Does it resonate to me personally as much as the title track? Personally, as I listen to the album, I feel like the back half is stronger, both lyrically and thematically, compared to the front. Which is weird, in most albums, it’s the other way around. Nevertheless, Cimorelli still present themes that are current and relevant to society that can easily be found in Sad Girls Club. ‘Cars and Parking Lots’ details a vivid story about a breakup of a relationship and how the female persona in the song drives by places where they used to hang out and is reminded of this person…especially driving by parking lots and remembering the times they used to spend together in their cars. While on the surface the song can seem a little sad, which it in fact is, it nevertheless is a reminder for us to cherish the moments we have with the people we love, because we never know what is going to happen in the future. Sure we may have our hearts broken because of whatever reason, but still, isn’t the cliché saying ‘to love and lost is better than to never love at all’ applicable, even now for this song? ‘Cars and Parking Lots’ on the surface is in fact a depressing song, but when we look at it closer, it is a song about appreciation of the relationship, never knowing when it will end or it’ll keep going, but always believing that any circumstance will be used to form our own character as we travel through this life with our family, friends, and God Himself by our side. Songs like ‘If It Isn’t You’, ‘BAD’, ‘Last Summer’ and ‘Boy in a Band’ follow on, all of them providing to us unique messages relating to society of today.

‘If it Isn’t You’ is a personal song relating to Dani Cimorelli, the youngest member of the band, and her own thoughts in dealing with a personal breakup at the beginning of the year- the song suggests that she doesn’t want to move onto anyone else if it isn’t him– the one that she was in a relationship before. Sure this song doesn’t have much ‘redeeming’ quality about it like ‘Cars and Parking Lots’ but nevertheless, such a song like this has the power to remind us that breakups are hard, and often you do need to deal with it in such a way depicted in the song. And no matter how much you want to travel to the end and realise that God had (and still has) someone special for us when His timing is right, we do need to sit in the hurt and pain, and to express such feelings. ‘If it Isn’t You’ is the result of this, and will hopefully bring people the comfort in knowing that they are not alone in this journey of life and all it’s navigations! ‘Last Summer’ is a track that uses a lot of nostalgia, as the song switches between the present day and the day ‘last summer’, showing how a relationship between two people has changed over the course of a year or so. It is a song that isn’t necessarily about hating on the person for such a relationship change that a year can bring, but rather, to reminisce on both the good and bad things the year has shown the persona, and how a relationship and even its demise can still make a person stronger in hindsight.

‘BAD’ is a personal song about the experience of Amy Cimorelli, one of the band members who openly has Turner’s syndrome, and is a tad shorter than the rest of her sisters. It showcases all the sisters asking why someone has to be bad even though they were promising the world, and acting nice and saying all the right things. Seeing the story behind the song that was posted on their Instagram page made me feel for Amy a lot, and while I myself haven’t really had such an experience happen to me like that, I must say, that ‘BAD’ has given me the resolve, to never treat any girl like that in the future when I am in a relationship. ‘Boy in a Band’ is a fun 3 minute track full of 80s inspired synths and a 90s rock atmosphere, but its message is anything but fun-filled- a warning like never falling for a boy who’s in a band is pretty much spot on. While I myself don’t have experience in such a matter, what I will say is this- falling for someone has to be founded and based upon something more than just because ‘they’re in a band’. It has to be grounded on something substantial- their kindness, sense of humour, ability to place others first, their faith, love of family and ability to care for people and thereby expecting nothing in return. Those types of things. ‘Boy in a Band’ is a warning in a fun way, that a relationship needs to last on things that isn’t so transient. ‘OK WELL I GUESS THAT’S IT THEN’ is a short 2 minute acapella interlude that splits up the different parts of the album, and features primarily Dani Cimorelli on vocals. It is quite possibly one of the most depressing songs I’ve heard this year, but equally one of the most necessary. To move on and pursue a new thing, we must first accept that the first thing has died, and that what we may have initially thought this thing could be isn’t anymore. For us to follow the Lord’s lead into what He has in store, we must come to terms with the loss that is before is, and grieve in that moment of the thing that we could’ve had but didn’t. This acapella 2 minute song is Dani’s attempt at this, and while I myself didn’t really connect with the song as I could’ve if I was in a relationship to begin with, someone around the world will, and hopefully this song can be a source of healing for people who may find it hard or difficult to move onto whatever has been laid out and in store for them!

And then there’s the solo songs. And ‘Who Told You’ and ‘Pretty Pink’…but let’s just hang back a little discuss the solo songs, shall we? ‘Blue’, ‘Galaxy’, ‘Kryptonite’, ‘Wrong’, ‘Where It All Ended’ and ‘Girls Like Me’ are all powerful, emotive and heartfelt songs, and all of them relate to me in varying degrees. And all of them only have one person singing. Out of the six. Each person is given a song to express themselves, to write a track full of honesty and poignancy. And this is what we have been given. And so, it is in these solo songs what we can see the raw passion and emotion ooze out, and even though much of the subject matter in these songs are to do with falling in love, or heartbreak, songs like this can still nevertheless impact people, and God can still indeed work through them, and remind us all that a love that we have for each other, is just a fraction of what He has for us, His creation! Which is why I don’t really relate to ‘Blue’, ‘Galaxy’, ‘Kryptonite’ or even ‘Where It All Ended’ that much. Not that there’s anything wrong with the songs, all of them are good. It’s just that sometimes, it’s hard to find any relation to a song when you are a guy. Listening to an album where much of it is from a girl’s perspective…and that’s ok. ‘Blue’, sung and written by Lauren Cimorelli, speaks of a relationship between two people and how the ‘blue’ that is the title of the song is also the colour of his eyes. Standing at 3:06, sadly the song isn’t that hard-hitting for me, but who am I to say? I’m just a guy who hasn’t been in any relationship before. Maybe this song can impact someone else. Or maybe it’s just a fun-filled relationship-esque track that that doesn’t necessarily need any deeper meaning. ‘Galaxy’ by Dani Cimorelli and ‘Kryptonite’ by Christina Cimorelli are also based on personal experiences, with the former being how a failed relationship can feel so intense at a certain moment (and is also a reminder of how much and even more so that God loves us, and that though He is the God of the universe, He thinks the galaxy of us individually, so much so that He was willing to die to bring us back to Him!), and the latter written by Christina about her time as a 19 year old, how a guy was her kryptonite at a certain moment. And while we may never know whether Christina was singing about her current boyfriend or not, what we do know is this- that this song is as much a reflection of earthly love as it can be of heavenly love, that the love that we feel for another, especially if we declare that the other is our kryptonite, is what God feels, if not more, about each and every one of us!

‘Where It All Ended’ is the longest song on the album, and features what I reckon is one the most underrated sisters in the entire band. Katherine Cimorelli is a poet by nature, and thus, this song, standing at nearly 6 minutes long, feels like a poem to words. In fact, it feels like a story set to words, a personal one. Written from the start of a relationship to its finish, we get a glimpse into this emo-like ethereal piano prominent melody where Katherine is lamenting a love lost, as she tries to grapple with the events leading up to a breaking off in a relationship. And while I myself don’t have experience in any relationships, I still find myself feeling the emotion very much so when hearing the track. A song that reminds us that even if our stories are heartbreaking and painful, they do need to be told so that others can feel like they themselves are not alone in what they are going through, we are reminded through Katherine’s melody that there are a lot of hurting people in the world through failed relationships, and hopefully this song can bring to the fore such an issue as this.

‘Girls Like Me’ and ‘Wrong’ are the two songs that are the most applicable for me personally. Maybe the song can be titled ‘Guys Like Me’, all the pronouns be switched around, and that can be exactly how I feel like from time to time during my life. Not that there’s anything wrong with my life, I do love it, but looking back, it was very sheltered. My social life wasn’t great, I wasn’t that popular during school, and even now I don’t have a bazillion friends. I’m not in a relationship and the girls that I can feel at ease talking to are either married, or just not necessarily my type of person (when I am in a relationship, I do want it to be with a person of the same faith as me- i.e.: Christian). So I can definitely relate to Amy Cimorelli and her song. It is the end of the track that really hits me, how Amy has a realisation that the person she was wanting to be with and was chasing wasn’t really for her anyway. It is a reminder for me personally that God has everything figured out, that there will be a girl for me in the future. That as of right now, all I can do is just pray, and be the right person rather than trying to find the right one. ‘Wrong’, written and performed by Lisa Cimorelli, is the last song amongst the ‘solo songs’, and reminds me of how often at times, we can place on a façade for different people, we can try to be who the other person wants to see us as because we don’t know what they will think if we show them our true selves. I know I can fall into such a trap as well. I mean, this song is not about boys, it’s about any relationship you find yourself in. So for such vulnerable words to be said in the chorus, ‘…I’m just trying to be something that makes you happy, I’m just trying to be something you want, I just want to feel your eyes looking at me, I’m just tired of always being wrong…’, I can see why people relate to it, myself included. While the song doesn’t really have a resolution to the issues brought up within the 4 minutes, it does give us a reason for us to ponder deep within ourselves, and ask the question- do we as humans, or even as Christians, have acceptance issues? Because if we are in Christ, we are already accepted, we don’t have to perform. ‘Wrong’ gives us a platform to discuss such issues, all the while admiring Lisa’s voice against the piano only musical background!

“Whoever told you that you weren’t enough? Who was it that made you feel small? I wish I could go back, and rewind it all. Replace it with the words that are true- you have more than enough in you. You are more than enough it’s true.” These lyrics are some of the most emotive and heartfelt I’ve heard in a while. And they’re from ‘Who Told You’, probably one of my favourite Cimorelli songs ever, alongside ‘Worth the Fight’, ‘You’re Worth It’, ‘Brave Heart’, ‘Headlights’, ‘Never Let Me Fall’, ‘One More Night’ and ‘Alive’. Released as single #3 in early October, a few weeks before the album release date, we have been blessed to hear what I reckon is a song that is going to bring so much healing and hope for many. In fact, dare I say that God could use this song as much as a worship song from someone like UNITED? As Katherine Cimorelli relates to us in an Instagram post, …today we released a very special song called Who Told You from our new album, Sad Girls Club. I wrote the chorus to this song about a person who was close to me who could not see their worth. I think it’s such an important universal message: talking back to the negative voices in your head and standing up for yourself. Redefining how you see yourself- from broken and worthless to strong and valuable. You have more than enough in you…’ It is a reminder that we don’t have to listen to what has been spoken over us, that we can choose to say ‘no’ when negative thoughts, either from ourselves or the devil himself, come into our mind. We can choose to hold onto what we know is true- that we are valuable and have something to say. So valuable that the King of all Creation came to us as a man, sacrificed Himself on that tree, for you and me. That is love personified and reason enough to believe the words spoken over us by God Himself- that we are loved, we are special, we matter, we are more than enough, we don’t have to prove anything, and that we are accepted, rather than perform to be accepted. And thus, ‘Who Told You’ is a song that is to be spoken over anyone feeling like they’re worthless. Be we’re not. We are loved by the King and that is enough for us to keep going in this life! ‘Pretty Pink’ carries on theme-wise from where ‘Who Told You’ left off. More ‘radio-friendly’ than any song on the album (hopefully Christian radio stations can pick this one up and play it on the radio in the future…WAYFM, K-Love, The Joy FM, Air1, The Message (Sirius XM), I’m looking at you!), ‘Pretty Pink’ stands at track 15, and usually on any album, the stronger songs are near to the front- but here on Sad Girls Club, it’s the other way around. ‘Pretty Pink’ and ‘Who Told You’ in particular are some of the strongest songs the band have ever recorded. And to think that the song title ‘Pretty Pink’ alluded to something pink and girly…and thus when I heard it, boy was a wrong. The song itself is a call for us as humans to break through our facades, and to be real, raw, honest, and to really express what is going on, even if it is ugly. Written solely by Lisa Cimorelli, we are reminded that it is ok for everyone to know that we’re ‘…not ok, you’ve lost your way, you’ve got bills to pay, you’ve had a long hard day, you don’t feel right in this pointless life, so give it up this is your life…’ It is when we realise that our pretending is of no benefit to the other person, but rather puts pressure on us to have the ‘perfect’ life, we can let down our walls and all the pressure for us to be perfect melts away. We were made for community, to let people in. We can ask for help, and we don’t have to do things on our own. And that is what ‘Pretty Pink’ is about. O how the name of the song fools you into thinking it’s about one thing when in fact it’s about something totally different…in one of the best ways imaginable!

What can I say about Cimorelli and this album that I haven’t already? That the band as of this moment is by far one of the most influential in either the mainstream or Christian music industry? Because they are… their album Alive was testament to that, and their new album Sad Girls Club, alongside Alive, is what I reckon will make the band propel to new heights. Released on the last Friday in October, Sad Girls Club is indeed a welcomed surprise, for me included. Cimorelli are an ‘overnight’ success, a band that has come out of nowhere and are taking social media by storm. Certain to have a very bright future ahead of them, this collection of 15 songs are all unique and powerful, heartfelt and emotional, at times fun-filled and other times encouraging. Cimorelli are certain to have a bigger and better 2018, and Alive, Up at Night and now Sad Girls Club are certainly great factors in that. Well done girls for creating this new album. Can’t wait to see what God wants to do through you as a band in the upcoming year ahead!

6 songs to listen to: Who Told You, Pretty Pink, Wrong, Sad Girls Club, Girls Like Me, Where It All Ended

Score: 4.5/5

RIYL: BarlowGirl, Plumb, Britt Nicole, Jamie Grace, 1GN, Carmen Justice

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