Released: Aug 2009
Label: Atlantic Records
After well over a decade together, the hard-rockin' Skillet still have their eyes wide open. Their seventh album, Awake, finds the foursome fully caffeinated and ready to try new things. A perfect example: the tongue-in-cheek "It's Not Me, It's You." They're known as a "message" band to their faithful following, the Panheads, so this breakup song is a bit of a departure. But there's plenty of frontman John Cooper's trademark encouragement and exhortation to be found on this disc, produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Third Day, P.O.D., My Chemical Romance).