I was pretty crushed when Lacy announced her departure from Flyleaf because I love this band a ton and it’s especially hard to get on board with bands who swap out their lead singer. This is the first thing I’ve heard with the new singer and I’m surprised by how much I dig it. Maybe there’s hope that this band will still rock?
I spent my Saturday at my parents with my nephews and extended family, celebrating summer the way one does - cooking out and swimming. It’s pretty cool seeing the kids enjoy the same pool my sister and I grew up in. I remember us begging my dad for that pool, leaving bribery letters under his pillow until he finally broke. I think it’s safe to say it was a great investment.
Music Friday Song #2: Andy Mineo - “You Can’t Stop Me”
It’s not like I hadn’t heard of Andy Mineo before. I mean, I love KB and they’re part of the same clique, but NGEN Radio finally exposed me to his music since I’ve failed to seek it out on my own and I feel exactly the same way I did after discovering KB. Stunned. Because let’s be real, rap is nothing like it was when I was growing up. Most songs only reach fame because they’ve got a catchy beat, but lyrically they’re terrible. How refreshing to find another artist with actual skill, a legit message to spread, and quality beats. Such a rarity. Without question, I need more.
I never listen to the radio anymore. Mostly because the radio around my way sucks and also because the majority of the music I listen to isn’t exactly mainstream or heard through outlets like the radio. With that being said, I’ve been listening to the radio a lot lately. Sort of. Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5 (formerly) keeps tweeting about NGEN Radio, a Christian Radio Station that you can download an app for or simply stream online, and it spiked my interest enough to check it out. Between the daily dose (bible verse and reflection) and the Christ focused lyrics for most songs, I’m pretty hooked. The upbeat nature of most of the playlist is also doing wonders with my stress and energy level at work, too. It’s a collection of GREAT summer music, in my opinion. They play bands I already know I love, like KB, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Family Force 5, but I’ve discovered some other great artists as a result, too! Which brings me back to this Music Friday post. First up, an indie band with a track full of feel-good lyrics and a peppy beat that’s impossible not to bob your head along to.
I’ve been sitting on this for a month now, letting it grow on me. It’s not that I don’t like it, in fact I like it quite a lot, but when I think about Closure in Moscow I hear “Here’s to Entropy” or “Vanguard” in my head and this is nothing like that. I know bands evolve with time and I can’t fault them for that, especially when they still sound so amazing, but I also can’t pretend I’m missing the heavier tracks I fell in-love with them for. :/