Listen To The Sound by Building 429
Posted June 03, 2013
Being fairly new to Christian Music (2008ish) I'm not sure I have enough past experience with these guys to say if this is their "BEST" album or not. From what I've heard from others' reviews, this album sits pretty high on the charts for B429. There's a great mix of music in this album. From inspirationally driving that get you pounding your feet, not just tappin your toes, to melodic tunes that stir the heart, pleading out to The Father, expressing the desire for a more real relationship with Him.
Favorite songs on the album? Right Beside You (Track 3), the Title track Listen to the Sound (Track 4), and Where I Belong (Track 6).
Being a drummer, Right Beside You starts off JUST as I love, immediately setting the tempo and theme of the song with a strong drum intro. I've screamed the lyrics of this song in my car several times, the whole time God reminding me He IS Right Beside me. Dawn from Fireflight adds a complementing accompaniment to Jason's gritty vocal, and the keychange after the bridge just drives it thru the roof! I could listen to this song every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of it.... ok, that might be too boysterous, but it's easily my favorite song on the album.
Listen to the Sound is just such a catchy song you can't help but like it. Like all of 429's songs it gives inspiration to anyone who feels as if they're down in a valley in their lives, reminding us God is always speaking love to us, we just have to listen!
Where I Belong... WOW what a song! If you want to see and hear a unique version of this song, check out this LIVE recording from the front row of a concert. Jason gives an amazing exhortation beginning at 3:20. This song is an awesome reminder that this world, and it's circumstances, is not all there is, and it's not where we as believers belong!
Overall I see this album as an amazing "raising of the bar" for Building 429. I hope they continue to raise that bar for themselves. Many people gauge a band or musician's success on how many #1 hits or weeks at the top of different charts they can tally. Building 429 doesn't appear to aim at that target. They're aiming at the target God put out for them, and all of us. They strive to spread the message of the gospel. If they continue to do that, God is going to continue to bless them as He has thus far.
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