It just doesn’t end. Every single band that I’ve ever loved is coming out with a new album this fall, it seems, and Casting Crowns is no exception. Their new single, “Courageous”, is a call to the men of our generation to step up and take charge, to be men of courage, men who aren’t satisfied to sit back and watch when they could be making a difference – and a reminder that the only way to truly fulfill our calling in life is in the strength of God. We were made to be courageous, but so many men today choose the coward’s way out, living lives of irresponsibility and apathy, and it’s tearing them and their families apart. Something has to change, and we as men have to be the ones to do it, to buck the trend and make things right. Casting Crowns has never shied away from using strong words to address important issues, and this anthem for true manhood is another great link in that proud tradition. Lyrics and music video after the break. Enjoy!
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It seems like all of the great musicians are putting out new albums this year, and Needtobreathe is no exception. They recently released two new singles from their upcoming album “The Reckoning”, and while I would definitely encourage you to check out both “Drive All Night” and “Slumber” at their website, Needtobreathe.net, I decided to focus in on “Slumber” as the song of the week because of its message. In their typical roundabout poetic style, Needtobreathe urges us to stop living in the just-enough-to-get-by haze of mediocrity, to wake up from our slumber, climb out of bed, and see the glory waiting just outside. Don’t sleep your life away – baby open up your eyes. Link and lyrics after the jump.
My friend Scott introduced me to this song this summer, and as I embark on the journey from this precious moment in my life toward the next, I can’t think of a song that sums up my feelings better. I’m always sad to leave Lake Ann behind when the summer ends, but that sadness pales in comparison to the joy that fills me when I realize that, at last, I’m on my way home again with the ones I love the most: my family. So, tell everybody I’m on my way, and I’m loving every step I take. I hope that my path brings me back to Lake Ann time and again, but no matter what happens, there’s nowhere else that I would rather be than on my way – on my way forward, on my way upward, on my way home. I can’t wait to see what the journey holds for me next.
Say what you’d like about Owl City, that his songs are too similar, that he overuses autotune, that his songs make no sense, but there’s one thing that you can’t deny: Owl City makes the happiest music on Earth. When Owl City is playing, you can’t be angry or sad or even a little down because you’re too busy smiling and bobbing your head. It’s like a giant lollipop for your ears; you know, the big swirly ones that could cover Bigfoot’s entire face. Out of all of Owl City’s indomitably cheerful tunes, however, one has arisen as my very favorite: “Hot Air Balloon”. There’s just something about the joy in the music and the childlike wonder and imagination in the lyrics that never fails to brighten my day. You can find the song and the lyrics after the break; and remember, kids: don’t actually stick lollipops in your ears. It’s just a bad idea.
This week’s song is a little harder than my usual song-of-the-week fare, but don’t let that turn you away. “Reveal” is the fifth song from The Wedding’s excellent EP “The Sound, The Steel”, and while the lyrics in the verses are fairly cryptic, the poetry of the chorus blows me away every time, and the overall message is clear: The Kingdom is on the way, and it’s time for us to stand up, take our side, and fight the darkness. Plus, the music is just fantastic. As always, you’ll find the embedded song and lyrics after the page break. Enjoy!
Switchfoot is back. After a lot of postponing and uncertainty on the release date of their new album, Vice Verses, they’re finally set to bring us twelve tracks of new and awesome music on September 27th. While that’s a bit too far away for my liking (tomorrow would be nice), they haven’t left us with nothing but a date. You can swing by their website (or watch the embedded video below) to hear their brand-new and absolutely superlative single, “Dark Horses”. It’s got a harder sound than your typical Switchfoot tune, but Foreman and company play it with passion and power and the song comes out bold, triumphant, and unforgettable. If this is a taste of things to come, I’ll be eagerly waiting at midnight on the 27th to hand over my money. As always, these guys deserve it. Video and lyrics after the jump.
Yesterday, I was browsing deviantArt when I saw that Frosty had uploaded yet another awesome picture:
This picture is particularly awesome because it’s a gift from Frosty to our friend Puppys for her birthday. I didn’t know that it was Puppys’ birthday yesterday until about fifteen minutes before curfew, so I didn’t have time to post about it yesterday, but Frosty’s picture and its title gave me an idea for song of the week. So, even though it’s one day late, I’m dedicating this week’s song to Puppys for her birthday!