The band's second record is in some ways its most definitive collection. Self-produced in three days of recording, BUILDING A ROAD contains many of the Enemies' greatest hits - Drunk, Youngest Child, Angry Girl, Intentionally, You Will Rise Again and of course the epic title track.
Although it starts out as a catchy rock/pop collection, at its heart BUILDING A ROAD is a secular gospel record, a winding seventeen track road to redemption. The backing chorus of Alexis England, Rene Cologne and Victoria Villalobos joins in at first as a sassy call-and-response gang. As the record moves on they evolve into a choir of angels, notably on the soaring numbers Lazarus and The Sun Still Shines.
Featuring a stellar guest appearance from the wonderful pianist, Kenny White, and introducing future Enemy Tony Lauria on gypsy accordion, BUILDING A ROAD shows off the band at its most exuberant - Riley and Kevin trading solos on Youngest Child, Candace plumbing the heights and the depths with her sax on You Will Rise Again and The Way She Looked At Me, John and Tim grooving hard on I Get Blue, and Spott himself whispering to a lost lover on Play Me In Your Bedroom.