“Running After You”: An amalgam of Survivor’s Vital Signs and Rush’s Moving Pictures, this is the most polished song on the record. It mixes instrumental elements from “I Can’t Hold Back” and “Limelight”. A string-like synth adds dimension to the track, as well as highlights its bassline.
“Love Rain Down”: Its strong Led Zeppelin influences make “Love Rain Down” the grooviest track on Sonic Healing. An unexpected breakdown is heard in the last half, hearkening back to “Whole Lotta Love”. Vanderhoof’s harmonics reflect elements of “Dazed and Confused”.
“Sonic Healing”: The title track sees the bass take center stage. From a lyrical and instrumental standpoint, “Sonic Healing” puts a modern spin on the formula perfected by Electric Boys. It conveys the helpfulness of music as a coping mechanism. More than presenting listeners with an escape from reality, it plays a vital role in empowering them to confront any circumstance. In its entirety, Sonic Healing responds to the call to “bring on the rock”.
“Like No Other”: This track is aptly titled, as its power is unique from all others on the album. It is the perfect showcase for the higher end of Hall’s range.
“Somebody’s Fool”: One of rock and roll’s most classic themes is expressed in a fresh way—not wanting to be at the mercy of heartbreak. Seeing value in Cinderella’s “Nobody’s Fool” and Whitesnake’s “Fool for Your Lovin”, Hall goes one step further and gives the story from someone else’s perspective.