Boiling Point’s Eric Bjorklund Talks Finding Hope On The Other Side Of Doubt; Hope Lives Here Out Today
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Although Boiling Point listeners might come for the passionate vocals and memorable guitar hooks, the independent rock band’s emotional depth and unflinching honesty is what keeps crowds coming back.
Boiling Point continue to explore that realness with a brand new EP titled Hope Lives Here, out today. The music comes on the tails of their YouTube based mini-series by the same name exploring their mission work in Sierra Leone, West Africa with Africa Uplifted. The EP’s first single and title track “Hope Lives Here” has already been a top 5 song in the CMW Rock Radio Charts, as well as unexpectedly jumping onto the CMW CHR/AC Charts Top 20.
The Hope Lives Here EP continues to demonstrate Boiling Point’s thoughtful nature and range of emotions. The boiling point is the point at which water evaporates—representing a fundamental change even while the elements remain the same. At the boiling point, we are energized and dispersed. Boiling Point members Eric Bjorklund (vocals, guitar, piano), Jon Canfield (guitar), Ian Combs (bass) and Ryan Cihlar (drums) hope to reflect that potential while recognizing the challenges that remain even after the cathartic boiling point has been reached. Boiling Point’s music harnesses the bubbly and fun side of life, but their songs are also not afraid to explore the pain we all face.
For Boiling Point, that type of change happens after encountering God. Their lyrics are subtle and nuanced, and while they do not always address faith literally, they always reflect a hopeful perspective that will lead a person deeper in search of grace. This approach places Boiling Point on common ground with listeners from a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs.
Eric Bjorklund joined our editor today to talk more about this, the new EP & mini-series, how their mission work ties in to their music and caused him to really examine how hope lives on the other side of the coin to doubt.
Check out the Hope Lives Here lyric video and mini-series below. The Hope Lives Here album is out now.