The pop-soul-rock-n-roll band The New Respects have finally released their first full-length album. The album is called Before The Sun Goes Down and is streaming now on all major music services. Watch the music videos for their two most recent singles “Before The Sun Goes Down” and “Freedom” below.
My wife would love this but is there faith involved or is it just “positive” music?
I’ve not spent a lot of time listening closely to the album yet, but initial impression is that there is very little spirituality in their lyrics. The band released their first few songs on Capital CMG but subsequently began releasing their songs through Credential Recordings (another label under the UMG umbrella). Credential is best known for being the distributor of Jon Foreman’s side projects (Fiction Family, solo albums) as well as handling the Christian market distribution for Switchfoot. At this point I’m assuming The New Respects are looking to avoid becoming an exclusively Christian band (hence the move from CMG… Read more »
Thanks Noah! That’s what I’m looking for, a little analysis of the lyrics.
My wife and I only have one true common ground with music and that’s Needtobreathe. They have a sound we both enjoy and though they aren’t way out front with their lyrics, there is something there for sure on a pretty regular basis. This seemed lesser in that regard from the singles.
Credential is still around? Wow, didn’t know
Yeah, it kind of feels like Universal just dug the name out of their closet because they didn’t know what to do with The New Respects after they signed them.