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All the Summer Vibes
Posted May 07, 2018
By MarcusHathcock_NRT,


Red Letter Hymnal got its start doing Christian Dubstep/EDM covers of worship songs, garnering more than a million views each on videos for "One Thing Remains" and "God's Not Dead." The independent band released two albums Reach for the Sky and Coastal Kids, but now with new single "New Life X New Vibe," they're showing that they've got some instrumental chops to go along with their EDM prowess 

What it Sounds Like
While there's plenty of pulsating synths (and high-pitched vocal noises) throughout, Red Letter Hymnal nails the beach vibe with '80s-style pad and electric guitar. The smooth vocals of Brad Lebakken flow effortlessly, and well-timed harmonies on the chorus add to the overall feeling of hanging out at the beach on a sunny day. 

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights
Lyrically speaking, this song is all about that newness that comes with putting one's faith in Christ. Whether new believers just saved or lifelong believers discovering a new facet of God's grace (and molding), this track is a worthy soundtrack for the new life. In the rap bridge, Spener Te'o talks about how we can move on from mistakes: "So new. You bringing up my past, pshh I don't mess with old news / You gonna have to come back when you want the whole truth."

For Fans Of:
Capital Kings, Manic Drive, We Are Leo

Final Word
It feels like Red Letter Hymnal keeps leveling up with each release. We're seeing that although EDM is still their sweet spot and home base, don't count them out to blend a number of genres together for a pleasant listening experience. 

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