This is a very well-produced album, and Jen's vocals are worthy of the quality of a solo project. This is definitely a rock album, though the song "Ruins" provides a nice ballad into the mix, and "Bold" has a distinctive pop-rock feel. Foreigner is just a great song with a gripping hook you can't help but shake your head to. It is easy to see the influences of Ms. Ledger's friends and mentors, as there is a similar feel in the album to the songs of Skillet and Flyleaf, or more correctly, to her friends Lacey Sturm and Korey Cooper, both of whom have collaborated for songwriting inspiration. Korey's keyboard and guitar influence is evident, as well as Lacey's vocal stylings. This is a good thing. My first thoughts on hearing "I'm Not Dead" were, "Wow, this sounds like a mix between Skillet, Flyleaf, and Plumb." What a good combo.
While never quite outshining the talented John Cooper's vocals during her Skillet recordings, Jen has nevertheless presented a unique, stand-out voice that has begged for solo recognition. The song "Warrior" is an outstanding flipflop from her prior supporting vocals with John to her current song-leading with him supporting her, and it just feels natural, proving there is room for both Skillet and Jen Ledger. This is a worthy project and I'm looking forward to her sophomore album. Until then I'll be repeating this one for sure.