Update on Our Next CD
Tue., Jun. 8. 2010 7:55am EDT
Although we haven't talked much about our next CD, we've been hard at work behind the scenes, finishing the lyrics, practicing the music, and rehearsing on the bus and in sound checks. Here's an update:
The new CD will be called Soundproof, a play on words, as is usually the case with our titles. There are three main reasons for this:
1. ApologetiX is all about giving scripturally (and mentally) sound proof for why we believe what we believe.
2. This is a quieter album (but not wimpy -- there are plenty of rocking tunes -- it's not Apol-acoustiX 2), and Soundproof invokes images of something quieter. We're recording this one live with the full band in the style of the old MTV Unplugged albums -- the two guitars will be acoustic, the keyboards will be a grand piano, and there will be a bass, but the drums will be a little more subdued.
3. A key song on this CD talks about the fact that Satan has blinded the eyes and dulled the ears of the unbelieving so they can't see or hear the message of the Gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4, Jeremiah 6:10, Isaiah 44:18). It's like they're in a soundproof room so they can't hear the message. Or we're in a soundproof room, and they're on the outside and can't hear us.
This CD is slated to contain 18 songs -- 14 new songs plus four that have been revised from our two earliest CDs, Isn't Wasn't Ain't and Radical History Tour. The songs covered span from 1966-2009. There's even a country song.
The official recording of Soundproof is scheduled for our July 9 concert in Wexford PA (near Pittsburgh). We will also test out many of those songs two weeks earlier with a special acoustic concert in West Newton PA on June 25. For more details on these concerts, click on the links in the left column of this week's newsletter or go to the concerts section on our homepage.