Clear Skies Ahead
Posted June 08, 2018
What You Need to Know
Based in Germany, the five-piece Christian crossover band, Good Weather Forecast, has been releasing music since 2014. Good Weather Forecast consists of three brothers and two of their friends who share a vision of people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures coming together in unity at their concerts.
What It Sounds Like
GWF's third full-length album Superhumans takes a turn away from the gritty rock and dance music of their past albums and soars into a folk-pop-meets-synths party. Some songs have a more industrial feel in their slow, stomping beats, while others build until the bass drops. Pianos, acoustic guitars, bass licks, and many kinds of rhythms complement the diverse array of sounds on this album.
Because GWF is a crossover band, none of their lyrics explicitly mention Jesus, but all their songs have been written with a Biblical worldview in mind. Many of their songs are love songs ("Next to You," "Breakfast in the Rain," and "Graffiti"), while others address 21st-century concepts such as social media, the mentality of the millennial generation, and dreams about the future ("Running on Air," "Easy," "Superhumans," and "Don't Look Back"). Some lyrical standouts throughout their album include "I'd do anything to wake up next to you," (from "Next to You"), "Always connecting without really connecting / Tired eyes from the screens reflecting / No time for reflection," (from "Easy"), and "We were souls of a different kind / Wildfire is burning from within" (from "Superhumans").
Best Song on the Record
Although many songs on Superhumans caught my attention, "Dancing with Dragons" was the standout track for me. With a Latin-inspired feel during the verses, the synthesizer-driven chorus adds an unexpected flair to this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
For Fans Of:
twenty one pilots, Imagine Dragons, Avicii, LZ7, AWOLNATION, FF5
Listen on Spotify and iTunes.
The Final Word
Good Weather Forecast's catchy tunes and thought-provoking lyrics, as heard on Superhumans, serve as a great alternative to the secular pop songs that boast the same musical sounds. The records they release in the years to come will definitely be ones to watch.
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