I’ve whined about Christian music a fair amount on here. For good reason, I do believe. I may even be cooking up a post as we speak about how some of our modern worship songs perpetuate unhealthy and unrealistic ultra religious views of God. I hope it sees the light of day.
I can’t handle most of what’s on Christian radio today. It’s contrived, lifeless, predictible, and it relies on a select few tonalities (a la U2) to try to strike the emotional nerve. Mostly, though, the music doesn’t feel natural. It feels forced.
Allow me to present an exception.
My favorite Christian band by a long shot is the Robbie Seay Band. Their music has a unique sound from the rest, though it’s not artsy fartsy, and the songwriting is simple yet poignant. I’m also a sucker for Robbie’s raspy voice.
The first song I’ll feature is “Hallelujah God Is Near.” The lyrics don’t seem to be much different from usual modern worship yet there is still something about it that sets it apart. To showcase my nerd-dom the version I’m posting isn’t the one that appears on their major label release “Better Days” because this version’s music is just hot fire. (David – here’s some Christian guitar playing for ya.)
Note this video, like the next, is just so you can hear the song – the visual is just the album cover.
Next up is from the latest record “Miracle.” The song is called “We Are Not Alone” and it’s likely one of my favorites by them, even though it’s not in their usual vein.
If you’re interested in the comments I’ll post a few more of my favorites, because this is such a good band.
Now reign the praises upon Robbie Seay Band!