CD REVIEW: Broken In Time by Across The Board

When combining the likes of indie, alternative, pop, and rock you end up with a little Canadian act called Across The Board or ATB, whichever you prefer. If preference is not for you and you just go with the flow as it were then perhaps listening to their song called “Broken In Time”, may be just for you. If not then perhaps it should be given a listen either way.

Anyway Across The Board is of the indie, alternative, pop and rock genres, except they have been well blended together into a tasty flavored drink or dish, again whichever you prefer you take your pick! ATB is one of those acts that you would come across hearing it streamed on the car radio or online radio because their song “Broken In Time”, just does that. It tends to be one of those tracks that is so capturing and easy listening that it can engulf you as a listener straight away.

The track itself though is upbeat, catchy, and draws in the blended mix of genres as previously mentioned. While the song is upbeat and catchy, is really takes you in as the listener, that you can find yourself tapping your feet, bobbing your head or even singing right along to the move of the beats portraying through. The vocal chords on the other hand are very tossed about, they sound upbeat going right along with the catchy tone giving off for it, which makes the song work with the vocals. The vocal chords sound decent, they are there strong and focused but do bounce about quite a bit, but it keeps the music at ease with itself.

While the vocal chords keeps the track moving, the instrumentals work for themselves as well. They go in check with one another sounding loud and proud at times. The tone of the guitars, drums, and bass work it out with the vocal chords, bringing it altogether has it work out rather well. It has the song flow more better actually, mixing of the two together keeps the song more on the even edge, allowing it to expand and become more fun. It is like one of those songs that you can hear so many times on repeat that you will never get sick of it. That is how much fun of a track that this song gives off to the listener and for itself in general.

“Broken In Time”, by Across The Board or ATB is a song with a band to back it up that has it working out from both sides of it. The track stands alone on its own, while the band can stand tall and strong continuing to do what they do best which is create music. Not much more can be said here really. If you are into the indie, pop rock, alternative mixture then perhaps checking out Across The Board would be the best option for you. If ends up being an act that you cannot follow through with then maybe giving them more than one chance would do you better. Otherwise not much else to be had or said here at all.


by Heather Savage

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One comment

  1. Jacqueline Auguste

    Thank you for this in depth and thoughtful review of ‘Broken In Time’

    Lead singer -Across The Board

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