Daughtry’s new album, Baptized doesn’t hit stores until next Tuesday. But if you can’t wait to that long to hear the fourth effort from the former “American Idol” finalist, head over to VH1.com now to check out a full stream of the disc.
The lead single and title track serves up the band’s long-running patented mix of urgent rock with a more pop-leaning edge, as does the first single, “Waiting for Superman,” which was co-written with Boys Like Girls’ Martin Johnson and producer Sam Hollander (aka, S*A*M, best known for his work with One Direction, Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes).
After nearly a year out of the spotlight, during which longtime bassist Josh Paul quit and then re-joined the band, the group emerged with one of their most dynamic, catchy efforts to date. Among the other songs on the album are: “Battleships,” the country-tinged “Wild Heart” and Mumford & Sons-like acoustic anthem “Long Live Rock and Roll.”