Although addiction is a very common human experience, it's also an uncomfortable one. The process is messy, complicated, disquieting to sit with. That makes it easy to default to wrapping it up in a varnished, shined-up narrative of linear healing: "addicted" to "better." But that is simply not the process most of us live. That's why we need songs like "Sober" from Seventh Day Slumber.
TWLOHA is celebrating 14 years as an organization bringing hope, education, and encouragement to people dealing with depression, self-injury, addiction, and suicide.
Switchfoot's Jon Foreman has announced that he plans to share an acoustic song every day this week. The first one, a performance of "Vice Verses," is posted to the band's Facebook now.
Occasionally a band puts out a record that feels like somehow the truest version of themselves, like they've laser-focused in on all the things they've always wanted to sing. Closer to Chaos feels like that for Seventh Day Slumber.
Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp released "Purpose for Pain," the lead single from his upcoming album The Space Between The Shadows, his first new solo music since Proof of Life in 2013. According to a social media post, Stapp said "Purpose for Pain" carries a lot of meaning as he comes out of a dark [...]
Still Just Breathing blew me away with its musical maturity, satisfyingly unapologetic rock sound, earnest humanity, and resolute message of redemption.
Our heart to those who have personally struggled with suicide is that it is tough right now, there's no denying that. However, it gets better. I think as teenagers and young adult its hard to see just how big the world is. We get so narrow focused on what's right in front of us that we can't even comprehend that we'll ever get past this. But suicide ends the possibility that it'll get better and doesn't allow us to trust the Lord to use us and teach us through those dark times.
It is often said that music is a universal language, connecting people from different corners of the earth despite language and cultural barriers. Two members of Canadian post-grunge and alternative rock band Three Days Grace recently experienced this phenomenon firsthand on a trip to Kenya.
Convictions' Hope for the Broken is an emotionally intense experience for those suffering from anxiety and heartache, songs which will bring a sense of spiritual peace, rest and hope.
Big Picture Media recently announced that they are teaming up with Hopeless Records to release a compilation called Songs That Saved My Life. According to the announcement on social media, the compilation will be available on November 9 and will feature Taking Back Sunday, Against Me, The Maine and more. These bands "come together to [...]