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"Dandy Life" is a song by the American rock band Collective Soul. It is the sixth track from their fourth studio album Dosage.


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Collective Soul

Collective Soul is an American rock band originally formed in Stockbridge, Georgia. Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity with their first hit single, "Shine", which came from their debut album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. They have recorded seven Number One mainstream rock hits. more »

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Album Information
"Life" is a song performed by the American rock band called Collective Soul. The song is featured on their seventh studio album titled “Afterwords” which was launched in 2007.
Release Detail
The track "Life," like all other songs from the "Afterwords" album, was initially released exclusively through Target, which marks Collective Soul's innovative approach to music distribution for its time.
Behind the Song
Unlike most of the band's previous records, "Life" is a fusion of alternative, post-grunge, and pop-rock, showcasing the band's dynamic range and musical adaptability.
Units Sold
The album “Afterwords”, which features the song “Life,” sold over 53,000 copies within its first week of release, marking a successful launch.
Composition Details
"Life", along with several other songs from the album "Afterwords", reflects a more mature and nuanced musicality from Collective Soul. Its sound is mellower than the band's earliest songs, indicating its evolution over the years.
Band Members
"Life" was performed by Ed Roland, Dean Roland, Will Turpin, and Shane Evans. Ed Roland, being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter, usually takes the credit for the creative direction of the songs, including "Life."
While not explicitly stated by the band, like many of Collective Soul's songs, "Life" is thought to carry deep and introspective lyrics, reflecting on personal experiences, emotions, and life's ups and downs.
Live performance
"Life" along with other songs from the album “Afterwords” has been performed in several concerts and has been warmly received by the audience, showcasing the band's enduring presence and impact in the music industry since their debut in the early 1990s.
Although the song "Life" did not feature as a single, the entire album "Afterwords" was generally well received. Reviews often highlight the mature sound and thoughtful lyrics.
Band’s Evolution
The song "Life" is representative of Collective Soul's evolution from harder rock and grunge influences to more melody-driven rock, signifying their versatility as a band.
Chart Performance
"Afterwords", the album in which "Life" appears, reached number 25 on the Billboard 200 chart soon after its release.

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