Never a band to shy away from a fight, Seventh Day Slumber comes out swinging again with their latest release, Redline, out today.
“We are very excited about what God has laid on our hearts to share with the world,” states lead vocalist Joseph Rojas. “The overall tone of this record is a positive message about finding hope in the toughest circumstances. But on the flip side, we see how unbalanced our country has become over the years and how God is being left out of just about everything.”
With Redline, Seventh Day Slumber brings a musical experience that is exactly what you have come to expect: A no holds barred, “tell it like it is” album that takes on the tough topics of the day. States Rojas, “Redline is lyrically a metaphor for the current state of our country. Think of the red line of the tachometer in a race car. If you run the car in the red too long, it will literally blow the engine up. It seems our country is in the same position. We have great division in this country like we have never seen before. We are ‘running in the red,’ and we can only do that for so long.”
Adds Rojas, “We hear from our fans everyday through sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Many people are simply looking for answers to their everyday problems. Our goal with this record is to let them know that the answers they are looking for aren’t found on social media or their favorite website. The answers they are looking for can only be found in one place; in the arms of Jesus Christ.”
The first single from Redline is the high energy hit “Bring It On.” Lyrically, emotionally, and sonically it is a track that embodies exactly who Seventh Day Slumber was, is, and will always be; a band ready and willing to fight the good fight. The song lyrics include these lines: “I can take anything that you’ve got, we can go ‘til the knockout’s thrown. I know that the battle’s already won, so bring it on!”
Redline, which debuted at No.36 on iTunes, is out today and features Disciple’s Kevin Young on their cover of Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” which can be heard here. The proceeds from “Hunger Strike” will be donated to several non-profit organizations that work to build wells and help alleviate childhood hunger, and all proceeds from the EP as a whole will be donated to a variety of ministries and organizations. Redline is the first of two new EPs from Seventh Day Slumber, the second of which will contain 6 tracks and is set to be released in around 4 months time.
1. bring it on
3. hunger strike
4. i’ll bleed
5. lost in the lights
Seventh Day Slumber can be seen this fall and winter co-headlining the Small Town America tour with Fireflight. Go to SeventhDaySlumber.com for details.
Source: Majority of text provided by Biscuit Media Group
My review of Redline will be coming soon!