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James Durbin, 'Stand Up' -- New Song

James Durbin has a new single! Remember Durbin from American Idol? He's working on his debut album now and he promises us a rocker. Until then, here's a single "Stand Up," featured on the album NFL Official Gameday Music, Vol. 2. The song is very commercial, which means great things for Durbin I suppose.

Reader Comments (10)

I've been waiting for some James Durbin and i'm quite impressed :D even though it is commercial it's a pretty cool tune!
September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
sounds like Theory of a Deadman....which i like.
September 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
Hmmmmmmmmmm, This is interesting. I want to like it but the whole sounds a hell of a lot like Nickelback's Burn it to the ground is eating me alive. Jury is till out I hope the album sounds a little less NBC sunday night football ready. Oh while I'm thinking about it, WORST VERSIONS OF I HATE MY SELF FOR LOVING YOU EVER!!!!!! I DESPISE THE CURRENT VERSION THEY ARE PLAYING NOW!
September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Why do I hear an "Adam Lambert" thing here?
October 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
I love it !!!!!! way to go James .
October 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev
Look, the guy can Rock, no doubt, AND he's got a golden set of pipes, to match. That said, yeah, I wish this song could rock out a little more.

It's just a little too "Modern" sounding with that signature "Emo" phrasing that's so prevalent in Modern Hard Rock today.

Go figure, they just couldn't let the guy do his thing. They just had to package him up to ensure "Hitability".

I was afraid this was gonna happen to the guy.

Still, there's always hope that the rebellious streak he demonstrated to have on 'Idol' will come out after he's socked away a couple of bux and he will insist on making the album he wants to make. I'll bet ya that if he can do that, he'll make even bigger hits than the ones the record machine is trying to force out of him right now.

If he duzn't, don't be surprised if he winds up in Bo Biceland, rich but long forgotten.
October 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This song is actually not his first single and will not be on his album. James has said so twice via twitter both yesterday and at the time the song was recorded when the AI tour stopped in DC.

This song, while not a masterpiece wipes the floor with everything the other S10 alum have released to date and almost everything past AI alum have released. James recorded Stand Up exclusively for this EP and was of course payed for trouble, it's a little side project if you will. The song suits it's purpose, it's high energy, catchy, better written then most songs playing on the Top 40, and isn't so loud that it scares little kids or conservative grandparents. And James filmed a video for the NFL of him singing this song and this video will be played in all stadiums around the country on game days. This is great exposure for him and will generate interest in his own music.

WRT to his album, he said it would be "a badass mix" of hard rock, metal & mainstream rock. His latest description is "a hybrid of Aerosmith & My Chemical Romance" and this is quite open to interpretation as MCR have got some very heavy tracks, and Aerosmith have done everything from heavy metal (Round & Round, Nobody's Fault) to hard rock (Walk This Way, Back in the Saddle) to ballads (Dream On, I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing) to pop rock (Dude Looks Like a Lady, Pink).

He has revealed at least one metal song on the album:

@DurbinRock James Durbin
@Bernardices Outcast feat. @mrmickmars written by Swedish metal band Hardcore Superstar

He's got good lead guitarist, Dylan Rosenberg of the hard rock/metal band Archer (they have YouTube vids if you wanna see this dude shred) and was auditioning drummers earlier this week.
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDurbNet
It's a song designed to a specific porpose. NFL games and stadiums. It's not at all related to James' debut album. So effing metalheadz: stop bashing James for this "lame song" as you call it cuz the song is GREAT, his vocals are INSANE and your beloved bands didn't have the ballz James has to take upon himself the mission to bring back hard rock & metal to the mainstream.
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZenolia
"Why do I hear an "Adam Lambert" thing here? "

You are joking - right? Last time I checked this song did not sound like anything on FYE. This song is fun and catchy, but it is a on-off, I'm really curious to hear the CD, since James says this is nothing like the CD.
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaire
Totally agree with the poster about it sounding nearly exactly like NB's "Burn it to the Ground". In fact I've been scouring the internet to see if Chad helped write it. But who cares I love it... the Hinder song on this mini-album is fantastic too.
November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

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