Remedy Drive’s Daylight is Coming Word Records debut highlights the Zach brothers’ ability to write lyrically substantive songs fueled by driving guitars and drums. The lead single, Daylight, draws comparisons to U2 or Switchfoot for its use of metaphor and imagery. The song, taken in part from the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings trilogy, assures the listener that it is always darkest before the dawn. While the song offers hope, it avoids the trite, everything will be alright answer, and rather offers the true hope of eternal life at Christ’s return.
Other songs such as All Along and Hope acknowledge that believers can and do search for more than simple answers, but at the same time, don’t give up when those answers are not easily found.
Hope’s not given’ up. In the cold dark night, she’s not giving, not giving up.
Remedy Drive avoids the simple and cliché and instead express the band’s faith through more substantive lyrics.
Perhaps the most transparent and honest song on the CD, What Happens (At the End), asks questions such as “What happens when the song I sing doesn’t make me feel a thing and everything I have to bring is borrowed and rehearsed?”, or “I’m too tired to pretend.” The answer, “to surrender all” and then to ask whether this is “where You begin” reflects a question we as believers often have. These types of questions were asked by David and others throughout the Bible and Remedy Drive follows this Biblical questioning by recognizing that they don’t have all of life’s answers, and that sometimes, surrendering is all we can do.
Finally, Remedy Drive’s live show is incredible. We recently saw the band perform at Spirit West Coast – Monterey and were simply blown away by the power of the show. The band’s energy, and high flying (literally) concert is well-worth the price of admission to any show. Better yet, the band announced that it would make itself available to talk to any fans who wanted to visit with them. They did, and genuinely sought to connect with those fans one-by-one. These guys have a great heart for ministry and the musical talent to go far. This is a CD well-worth buying.