Needtobreathe is a Christian rock band out of South Carolina that has released three studio albums. This song comes from their latest album The Outsiders which is an all-around amazing album that I would highly recommend purchasing if you like their stuff. Another song of theirs that I’d recommend you check out first is Hurricane which is from the same album. Their music has a very high production quality, which would help to make any band sound better, but whoever it is that’s writing their music knows what he’s doing. Another quality that I commend about them is the inspirational and positive energy that their songs generally produce (perhaps this is typical of the Christian Rock genre). Nothing lifts the spirits more than seeing a bunch of fans singing along to an uplifting through a montage of fan collected videos. I also appreciate any band that shares the love by giving their video to their fans in this way as opposed to keeping all the airtime glory for themselves.
The cover of their album reminds me of the band Kings of Leon too. I think it’s the minimalist provocative abstract image with a black background. Both bands might also appeal to the same audiences and have a large American fan base and the lead singers have extremely similar voices.
One distinct difference between Kings of Leon and Needtobreathe though might be that a lot of Kings of Leon songs sound like they could be used as the anthem for Arizona trailer park residents or studded leather clad cross-country bikers with lyrics talking about unplanned pregnancies meandering into bars and making drunken decisions, where Needtobreathe songs have a sound that appeals more to an individual’s sense of personal happiness, understanding of self, and the importance of humility and retrospect self-reflection. Take a listen to this Kings of Leon song Knocked Up and you might see what I mean.
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This is Owen, signing out. Song of the Day style… Whatever that means. Ok, I should stop writing before I embarrass myself. LOL