South Africa's Dove Award-winning modern rockers Tree63 take a stand for truth with their new project. Offered musical opportunities in South Africa if they would change their lyrics, the band responds withAll Because:
They tell me to / abandon you / to make my dreams / come true / so what am I / supposed to do? / I only dream / of you / you covered up my sin / you covered up my silence / you covered up my shame / I am new again / it's all because of you
While not especially deep spiritually or poetically, the lyrics make their point and fit Tree63's style of music. The joy and hope of those in the body of Christ exuberantly blares forth in The Glorious Ones:
We're the Glorious Ones / The Glorious Ones / forever in the sun, we are / The Glorious Ones / and tonight we are the strangers / in the darkness underground / we have eternal things in our hands / and tomorrow we rise / so wise
Tree63's The Life and Times of Absolute Truth offers hook-laden guitar rock for fans of upbeat modern rock with uncomplicated lyrics. Some classify Tree63 as modern worship, but I think that's more of a reflection on their first album.
Note: A video called "The Making of the Life and Times of Absolute Truth" is included as a bonus on the CD.
Visit: Tree63 and Inpop Records.