LoveCollide releases stand-out debut album


by Dave Carew

Two years ago, after I first heard Lauren and Brooke DeLeary perform live, I predicted “The DeLearys will be the next big thing in Christian pop/rock.” The only thing I’d change about that statement today—now that I’ve heard their stand-out debut album—would be the name I call them by. “The DeLearys” now are “LoveCollide.”

No matter what they call themselves, young sisters Lauren and Brooke DeLeary have the manifest talent and “X Factor” that separates them from most other young artists. Songs like “Overtake Me”—which has “big hit” written all over it—demonstrate a songwriting talent rarely (as in “almost never”) seen in artists this young.

LoveCollide is very serious-minded in its mission to “draw you closer to Him,” and the over-all feel of this album is one of reflective joy and celebration. In song after song—mostly notably “Sold Out,” “Through Your Eyes,” and “Numb”—the musical (and spiritual) mood is enhanced by well-crafted melodies, beautifully braided harmonies, infectious hooks, and thoughtful, nuanced lyrics that probe important facets of trying to live an authentic Christian life. For two young artists who have shown great promise for years, this album delivers in a big, big way.

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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor and ghostwriter, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville by Dave Carew—which was praised by The Tennessean as “beautiful, haunting, powerful”—is now available in an all-new paperback edition. For more information, please visit:

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

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