Staying powerBy Michael Norman
Lifehouse has had both the good fortune and bad luck to release one of the most ubiquitous hit singles of the new millennium, 2001's hard-rocking "Hanging by a Moment." The song went to No. 1, and the group's debut album, No Name Face, went multi-platinum, transforming the little-known
Then came the release of their third album, Lifehouse, produced by alterna-rock veteran John Alagia, who toned down their harder edged tendencies in favor of a more subdued, melodic approach. The result was a nearly perfect reinvention of their sound, and a radio-ready blend of pop hits, such as the anthemic smash, "You and Me," along with the lush harmonic textures of "Blind," "Into The Sun," and "Come Back Down." All in all, it now seems safe to say this band has proved its mettle, and its staying power, beyond a shadow of a doubt.