Editors’ Notes The third studio album by the brothers Garza opens in the middle of a festival friendly jam — like someone dropped the phonograph needle in the median of a mellow Santana solo. This lasts 15 seconds before "Heart Won't Tell A Lie" kicks out a heavy rocking strut that exposes Henry Garza's soulful and versatile guitar playing. He bursts out of the intro with classic tone and his signature funk-blues style that's sure to garner many a Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan comparison. The title track downshifts to a mid-tempo ballad that's enveloped in rich, rootsy instruments and romantic balladeering with airtight sibling vocal harmonies. Forgiven's first single "Staying With Me" grooves with a Latin "Oye Como Va" flavor, but the vocal melodies sound imported from old Stax soul. You can really hear the chemistry of the band; they sound like they've been playing out every night since 2006's Sacred. Balancing tradition with innovation, they're inventing a music culling from blues, soul, country, Tejano, norteño folk, classic rock, and pop.

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Heart Won't Tell a Lie
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3:49
 
Forgiven
2
3:33
 
Staying With Me
3
4:01
 
Loving You Always
4
2:45
 
I'm a Man
5
4:04
 
Make It Better
6
3:26
 
Love Don't Care About Me
7
3:30
 
Cruel
8
3:44
 
You Can't See the Light
9
3:33
 
Superman
10
3:06
 
Another Broken Heart
11
3:04
 
The Way I Feel
12
2:54
 

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