To listen to a clip of every song from the album, visit bobice.com.
Critics on “See the Light”
The organic music brings to mind classic 70s Southern rockers like the Allman Bros., Marshall Tucker Band, Skynyrd. It’s all guitar-oriented, it’s timeless and Bo sounds completely convincing.
Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, Feb 1st 2008
Bice spends See the Light concentrating on what he does best, which is the kind of soulful, vaguely funky Southern rock the Black Crowes used to churn out by the bucket load. 3 of 4 stars.
Mikael Wood, LA Times, October 19, 2007
See the Light is a bluesy, Southern rock effort steeped in gospel, featuring a handful of songs about whiskey, sinners and redemption. Witnessis a blistering blues rock number that brings to mind Lenny Kravitz at his most Hendrix, while I’m Gone evokes shades of Feel Like Makin’ Love.
Linda Ryan, Rhapsody Online, October 2007
This indie effort, letting him indulge his passion for southern rock, feels like a labor of love.
People Magazine, November 2007
[Bice has] parted ways with major labels and has crafted a potent, 10-track sophomore effort steeped in the sass and grime of down-n’-dirty Southern rock. It’s the Black Crowes without the fraternal squabbles, or Lynyrd Skynyrd minus the redneck fan base. Throw it on and feel free to scream Free Bird! at nobody in particular.
Preston Jones, Fort-Worth Star Telegram, October 24, 2007
It’s a challenge to take Bice seriously as a Southern-fried post-American Idol rocker […] But then he goes and cooks up something like I’m Gone or This Train, two hard-to-resist radio rockers that find him effectively channeling late Skynyrd front man Ronnie Van Zant, and suddenly you believe in him.
Christopher John Treacy, The Boston Herald, October 26, 2007
“These allegiances are evident from the first notes of first track Witness.Notes is probably too formal a word for what these are. Overdriven electric guitars seem to be spitting fireballs at us, and as Bice tears into gutty vocals the mix of Saturday-night jam and Sunday-morning gospel recalls the Black Crowes and Skynyrd. The singer sounds utterly liberated… this is why he got into the biz to begin with.
Jake Blaine, Wal-Mart.com, October, 2007
Witness, the first and best track immediately reminded me of Lenny Kravitz. A strong soulful voice full funk and rock is backed up by kick ass crunchy guitar with the just the right amount of distortion. You know, it’s rocking, not make your ears bleed annoying.
Nathalie Vanderheyden, Blogcritics, October 2007
The only single released from STL was Witness. Although the song got no traction on commercial radio, the music video spent 3 weeks at #1 on the VH1 Top 20 countdown before it was removed from the voting list because other fanbases couldn’t compete with the spamming power of the peeps.
Click on each link for background, lyrics, and a performance.
Behind the Scenes – The Making of “See the Light”
This series of podcasts take you behind the scenes of the album.