King King: Reaching For The Light Review

After releasing Standing in Shadows, which ranked third on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2013, it’s safe to say expectations for King King’s follow up album would be high. Consider them met because Reaching For The Light continues the momentum and then some.

The album begins with the single, “Hurricane,” followed by “You Stopped The Rain,” featuring a catchy guitar hook and chorus that really captures what King King’s sound is. “Rush Hour” is another standout track on the album. Alan Nimmo wrote the lyrics for the track when he was just 16 years of age. Paul Rodgers is a big influence on Nimmo and “Rush Hour” is definitely indicative of that.

One area that separates King King from other blues rock based group’s is the level of songwriting. That was the case on Standing in the Shadows and remains true here. Make no mistake, Nimmo’s guitar playing is right up there with the best of them, but so is his songwriting. And when the two mesh together, the result is blues rock bliss. Such is the case with “Take A Look,” featuring heartfelt vocals and an absolutely epic guitar solo.

Reaching For The Light is another masterclass in blues rock from King King. Standing in the Shadows was one of the top albums of 2013 and it’s safe to say Reaching For The Light will be right up there when 2015 is said and done. King King have proven again they are without a doubt among blues rock’s elite.

The Review: 9/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– You Stopped The Rain
– Waking Up
– Rush Hour
– Take A Look
– Stranger To Love

The Big Hit

– Take A Look

Review by Pete Francis

Buy the album: Amazon

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete founded Blues Rock Review in 2010 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

One thought on “King King: Reaching For The Light Review

  • This album is finally available on iTunes. It’s nice to be listening to new material from this great band.


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