Well, I’m really liking this album! It’s like it’s going back to their rock sound they had on their first couple albums! You have to take a chance to listen to this because You aren’t gonna have another chance until June 4th, when it releases! They are doing this because today is 4/29! Haha a little play on dates they did! All I have to say is now, go listen before midnight tonight!
In his song “Day By Day”, Andrew Peterson described Christians as “children of eternity, on the run from entropy” — a simple phrase that captures the tension of living as redeemed children of God in a world of brokenness; of the state of being already and not yet home. It’s the letting go and and finding new of growing up, and it’s the hunger for a world we’ve only caught whispers of.
That’s the struggle Peterson addresses with both seriousness and hope throughout his latest album, Light for the Lost Boy. He does a marvelous job through out, and proves himself again as one of Christian music’s best songwriters, as he deals with mystery and time, offering light for the lost and found. I think it’s safe to say the best song of the bunch is the album’s exceptional closer, the epic “Don’t You Want to Thank Someone” – a song that captures the paradox of brokenness and beauty that life is composed of.
You can pick up a free sampler from the album on NoiseTrade that includes 5 album tracks (including “Don’t You Want to Thank Someone”), 5 songs from the acoustic Lost Boy Demos, and a Paul Simon-influenced b-side called “Break It All the Way”. Light for the Lost Boy was debatably the best Christian album to be released last year, and this is a great introduction to it, and to the rest of Andrew Peterson’s exceptional catalog. Grab the sampler here, and get ready to experience a genuinely poetic, beautiful collection of songs.
Well, must I say, Noisetrade has so many good albums right now, that I can’t fit em all on my ipod! They have both mainstream artists and Christian artists with albums! Some notable bands/artists with free music, are NEEDTOBREATHE, Josh Garrels (With 5 albums for free), Jars of Clay, JJ Heller, and Jenny and Tyler. I’ve downloaded all of these and I am so happy right now! I just know that I’m satisfied with my music library right now!
Well, I’m happy now that I came across this! Amazon MP3 is offering Fiction Family’s song “Up Against The Wall” for free! It’s from their latest album “Fiction Family Reunion.” For those of you who don’t know, Fiction Family is the Folk/Singer-Songwriter side-project of Switchfoot’s lead singer/rhythm guitarist Jon Foreman’s side project. You can get the song here.