A band of fresh-faced 21-year-olds may not be the average person’s most obvious source for life wisdom and spiritual depth, but the risk is worth the reward—at least with All Things New, the surprisingly insightful act just inked to BEC Recordings.
On the surface, singer Garrett Hornbuckle, drummer Luke Wycuff, bassist Joshua Schou, and guitarist Jeff Stein are young, easygoing, and stylish: two guys met playing junior high baseball together and music runs in several of their families. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find godly men who know too much too soon about broken homes, broken faith, and broken hearts.
Although the members of this worshipful, contemporary, and often folksy Florida quartet could talk about their childhood like it was yesterday—because it practically was—the songs they write and sing on their self-titled debut album already contain the clarity of a hard-won life lesson: things break apart in this world, but God restores them.
“I feel like these are songs that people need right now. They carry the message of redemption and freedom in Christ who came and died for us while we were still sinners,” says Garrett. “All Things New is just so eager to share that hope.”
Jeff named the group with 2 Corinthians 5:17 in mind (Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come) once the lineup was solid. The origins of All Things New date back to the guys’ mid-teen years as a six-piece outfit born from other Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship bands. Besides covering Hillsong and Chris Tomlin numbers, they started writing original music together in a way that fed Garrett’s childhood dream.
We'll see how this goes...| Posted April 06, 2013
Everything about this band seems to scream "new", from the band name, to the band's first single, to the fact that the band has just started to make a name for themselves.
Now, the question becomes, what new things are they bringing to the table? That's the determining factor of whether they will last as band. Can't say much about them from just hearing one song, but I'm hoping the "new" kids on the block will breathe new life into a genre that seems to primarily be filled with repetition and monotony.