Put your money where your mouth is is next and sounds as if it had the same single potential even if the vocalist has changed. This time, it is Mani Hoffman, the man that was behind the Supermen Lovers' mega hit Starlight and leads now his own pop/rock band Mani on the same label. Once again, it is a full powerful house anthem that pays tribute to Mani's first house previous hit and belongs to that french touch sound.
Another Adam Joseph collaboration with next track, Live love, and it is more laid back and breezy, even though when the chorus comes, the song loses a little its lightful appeal to become more anthemic. I really like this dual visage to the song, and its nearly trance inspiration to lift the verses and pre-chorus into the full blasting chorus. This one belongs to the Ibiza dreamy scene to me, made for beach house parties under the sun, all feeling friendly and happy with hands in the air and feet hardly touching the ground. For me, the end of the song, with its piano solo, is a total tribute to Guetta's When love takes over and I can't get enough of that song !
While Live love was the longest track of all at 4'25, All my people is the shortest with 2'39 but it is just right because it is a little too repetitive and the sound's too dark and raw on this "All my people say yeah" chorus line looped up to death. It is the last song to feature Adam Joseph's lead vocals, even if he co-wrote three other songs afterward.
Along the way, title track of the album sees Axel Kassel himself take the microphone and even if his voice has less soul than Adam's, he doesn't have to be ashamed at all : he does the job pretty good, but it shows the man knows how to make his music sound at its best : with soulful vocals, his house anthems sounds better and he kept this dreamy one for himself where his white voice suits it well. The song seems to be personal too, like a love song he wrote for someone and for his fans who put money on his project on MyMajorCompany too maybe. Sometimes songs can have several readings... I found it rather interesting to read on background vocals a trace of a man I haven't heard of since his soul/R&B french album's release in 2000, that includes the beautiful L'amour a eu raison de moi and Victime du temps, as well as his adaptation of Brenda Russell's Get here into Tu m'as tout donné, and his name is Omar Chakil. I didn't really recognize his warm vocals in the mix although the song features soulful wailings near the end that shall belong to him.
No credits for So sexy's lead vocals nor the female backing vocals but the song has been co-written with Adam Joseph so maybe he took the duty or shared it with Axel ? The song is the second after Turn it up to be co-produced with Trak Invaders and it does still sound very electro and into today's sounds. It has less single potential to me though.
Move on up is next with vocals by J-Reid (who?) but it all belongs to the same soulful male touch that on previous tracks and by the video that has been made for it, I suppose it was the second single after Chasing the dream. The song's melody is really catchy and I hope it has been a club hit somewhere... The video is nice and inventive, without any big budget like american MTV clips, and it shows Axel's evident appeal for the camera.