Not surprisingly, I spend a lot of time listening to the radio.
I like to keep an ear out for what’s new, what’s not, and perhaps be inspired to write when an old favorite comes on.
Also not surprisingly, I am usually not surprised by what I hear on the radio. Given that I write a Christian Music Blog and follow, well, Christian Music, I normally know when to expect to hear new singles on the radio and what’s racing up (or down) the charts on any given day.
Tonight, I was driving home from the pharmacy after picking up some OTC stuff to try and fend off this awful flu pandemic that is sweeping thru my family and friends. The weather, according to the cheerful voice on the radio, “is what we here in Indiana like to call Arctically Chilly.” (Is ‘arctically’ even a real word?)
Personally, I don’t think anybody in Indiana ever likes to describe the weather as remotely arctic.
So, I’m driving along feeling pretty miserable and out of the blue this song comes on the radio that I’ve never heard before. In fact, I didn’t even recognize the song’s singer. This was strange, considering no one will play me in Contemporary Christian music in SongPop anymore because I totally decimate my opponents.
I found that I was deeply moved by the song’s lyrics unlike I have been by any other song recently. (In fact, I was so intent on this song, and yelling at my in-screen dash to tell me the who/what/where/when/why of this song, that I may or may not have blown thru a yield sign.) In the name of safety, I eventually pulled over and started furiously writing down lyrics so that thru the power of Google I could hopefully find out more about this mystery song & artist when I arrived home.
The song is called ‘New Man’ by the up and coming new band, All Things New.
While this song isn’t necessarily my own experience as I have been truly blessed by the constant and loving presence in my life of both my father and mother, I truly felt this song with my heart. I think everyone, regardless of their past experiences or current situation, will be able to relate to the major themes of this song, the least of which being that we all have a Father in heaven who loves us perfectly and will go to any length to restore and renew our relationship with Him, thus making us new.
Now, you need to go and watch the lyric video for this song on YouTube RIGHT NOW! The song isn’t available on iTunes or Spotify until February 12th, 2013 so if you want to experience this song, this is probably going to be your best bet unless you call your local radio station like I did and demand they put this song in regular rotation 🙂 The band’s debut album is set to be released on April 9th, 2013.
I’m not sure that I have ever been this excited about a song after hearing it on the radio one time, and I just know you are going to love it, too! Watch the video and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!