Story by: Kailee Isham, staff writer
Listening to For King & Country’s new album, it is easy to see why the album won a Grammy at this year’s ceremony. The album boasts songs that utilize several styles of music and an array of different electronic and conventional instruments, such as cellos, synthesizers, and snare drums.
One song, “Without You,” is a bittersweet love song that employs an intricate piano part to convey the feeling of the song, whereas “Fix My Eyes,” is an upbeat song about living to the fullest, and features drums and violins.
“Shoulders” is a sad but hopeful song about God making up for one’s shortcomings, and is one of my personal favorites on the album.
“This is Love” is a song about someone realizing that the feelings they have for another, and making a promise to be strong and faithful. It takes advantage of a strong beat and a simple, but beautiful, piano part.
The album “RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG,” cannot be pegged into just one category. The one feature each song has in common is that, while not each song is explicitly Christian, each song is uplifting and free from all forms of vulgarity.This album has earned its place on my playlist.