Best Night Of Our Lives
Posted June 09, 2009
After a rather successful release on Inpop Records and a line-up change of every
member but the lead singer, Everyday Sunday presses on with their fourth major release,
Best Night Of Our Lives. Adding a little more rock edge than their previous effort, Best
Night Of Our Lives is a punk/rock record of sing-a-long lyrics and hook-laden melodies.
The album opens with the infectious, energetic title-track, which is perhaps the catchiest
song Everyday Sunday has ever penned. “Best Night Of Our Lives” reminds listeners to
make the most of a moment because change is inevitable.
The three following tracks maintain the same spunk and tempo as the first. However, all
fail to really stand out, offering generic and predictable guitar riffs.
“Where I Ended” slows down the pace, changing it up a bit by incorporating a little
piano. “This song is about seeing God come through, blessing us, and changing our lives
when we don’t deserve it. Everything we have has nothing to do with us or what we’ve
done, but God choosing to save us in spite of all our shortcomings,” says lead vocalist,
“Pity the Man Who Falls And Has No One To Help Him Up” demonstrates the
importance of friendships in the Christian walk. The song title comes straight out of
Ecclesiastes 4:10 – “If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who
falls and has no one to help him up!”
“Here With Me” was born out of the book of Job. Although Job was a righteous man, he
endured many trials; his children were killed, he lost his wealth, and he was plagued with
sores covering his body. Through his suffering, Job perseveres and learns how to put his
complete trust in the Lord. The song conveys that we should put our trust in the Lord no
matter what trials we endure.
The final musical venture on the album, “Reprise,” is an instrumental variation of “Where
I Ended.” The instrumental seems to be used as a cop out to extend the skimpy 35-
minute album, which might be excusable if the rest of the album didn’t already contain
several filler tracks.
While Best Night Of Our Lives may lack creativity and the quality production that Ian
Eskelin brought to Wake Up! Wake Up!, the album delves more into spiritual themes than
their previous effort. For those who were hoping for Everyday Sunday to show a little
more maturity in their lyricism, they will not be disappointed.
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