FROM DIVIDE AND CONQUER:
"[CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN] offers a beacon of hope for those who need to know someone like them has made it to the other side.
"A welcoming change of pace from your regular Top 40 fare out there, Backus has definitely fashioned an accessible record with relatable storytelling in the confessional vein and harmonious melodies on Climb This Mountain.
"Navigating between dream and reverie, for the most part, the majority of the songs have a lullaby-like feel. Dream-like, these tracks have a soft lilt to them that makes them haunting. After a long journey, these groups of acoustic songs feel just like coming home after a long time of being away. A real sense of arriving and comfort is eluded from these startling set of songs. Nostalgic and heartwarming, these tracks will have you reminiscing of better times..."