Personnel: Arthur "Ace" Enders (vocals, guitar, bass guitar); Chris Badami (various instruments, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, programming, background vocals); Will Gilreath (guitar); Mike Kalajian (drums).
Audio Mixers: Chris Badami; Mike Kalajian.
Recording information: The Barn, Pompton Plains, NJ.
Photographers: Jenn Rock Enders; Arthur "Ace" Enders.
Once the frontman for alternative rockers the Early November, Ace Enders has carved out his own niche as the architect of well crafted, emotionally mature indie pop influenced by emo standard bearers like Jets to Brazil and Jimmy Eat World. He and his Million Different People leave no uplifting, melodic chorus unexplored on their second album together, with themes of heartache and growing up adding lyrical spice to the pot. The title track throws off sparks with a slow, majestic roll and soaring chorus, and "Where Do We Go From Here" sketches out a rhythm with stabs of guitar like a pared-down Weezer.
Alternative Press (p.138) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "WHEN I HIT THE GROUND is one of the best glossy hybrids resulting from a clean collision of nu-emo and '90s alternative pop during a quarter-life crisis."