Saturday, April 26, 2008

In:Tube--- Natalie Grant's Better Hands Now

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In:News 4-22

Anberlin is getting ready to release their next studio project of original songs, New Surrender, sometime in August. The CD will follow on the heels of Cities, their last set of original songs, and most recently in November their Lost Songs, which featured never-before released acoustic and demo versions of previous songs, as well as covers of other artists.

Speaking of new music from big artists, Third Day is gearing up to release their first studio album in three years. The band has spent the last couple years touring and released a greatest hits album (Chronology I). The new lineup of original songs will feature several guest vocalists including the lead singer of Flyleaf (Lacey Mosley) and Chris Daughtery. The first single from the album, "Call my name" has already been released to great acclaim.

Singer/songwriter and worship leader Matt Maher is preparing to perform in front of a revered audience: the pope. Maher, who just released his debut album Empty & Beautiful, says he is humbled nad excited to have this opportunity to play during the Pope's visit on May 19th to New York City. The performance will take place during a youth rally in Yonkers, NY.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lyrically speaking...

After recently attending a David Crowder Band concert, I decided to re-analyze some of the their songs. I've listened to their "A Collision or 3+4=7" CD multiple times, but a couple of their songs stuck out in concert.

Such as, in "Foreverandever, etc." have you ever noticed the line "Letting go gets a better grip"? How on earth does this even begin to make sense? When you let go of something, you lose your grip. But when it comes to our lives as Christians, it seems that too often we haven't surrendered all (though we say we have everytime we sing the old time hymn). But we aren't directing or steering this life of ours. When we give our lives to Christ, we literally are giving them to Him. And so we need to relinquish our death hold on this life of ours, because when we give it over to God, the things we will accomplish for His kingdom will be way beyond what we can do in and of ourselves.

This reminds me of Sanctus Real's song "Captain's Chair"-- a great example of how God is driving this vehicle, and we are merely sitting in the captain's chair...think about it...

Towards the end of the concert, David Crowder pulled out a song i didn't expect him to. It's one of the last songs off of their A Collision CD, called "Rescue is Coming." If you're like me, you haven't listened to it all that much because it's a long CD and so by the time I reach "You are my Joy" I'm just about ready to put in another CD. so after hearing him play it in concert, I decided to give it another spin in the CD player, and what I found blew me away.

There’s a darkness in my skin
My cover’s wearing thin, I believe
I’d love to start again, go back to innocent
And never leave

Don’t give up now
A break in the clouds
We could be found
There’s nothing wrong with me
It’s just that I believe things could get better
And there’s nothing wrong with love
I think it’s just enough to believe

Rescue is coming

AMAZING!!! This song definitely describes me far too often. Some days there seems to be a darkness that lurks over me. It's not that there is something majorly wrong with me, but I do believe things could be much better.

How about you? Is love enough for you to believe? Could things be better with you?

Makes you wonder...