Let the race begin. “Faceless” Randy Armstrong (bass): It’s one of those songs that’s a cornerstone for the record. It represents what the record is about—finding your identity. It’s coming from the perspective of someone who really hasn’t found their identity and they’re really trying to find out what that is. The whole song talks about feeling hollow and it’s really coming from a place of frustration and a point of, I wanna get somewhere in my life and establish what my identity is. It’s one of our favorite songs on the record. “Feed the Machine” Anthony Armstrong (lead guitar): Feed the machine is the heaviest song we’ve ever written. It’s got a lot of screaming elements and lots of heavy guitars. It’s kind of geared towards pointing a sarcastic finger at the world and how it tries to define who we are. We really want people to wake up and start defining themselves. “Let it Burn” Anthony: “Let it Burn” isn’t really coming from a pretty perspective. It’s really about a human emotion that we all share. Everybody can look around and see all the crazy things that are happening and wonder just where God is. It’s Call it the human condition… or the human affliction… But it very often appears that we spend most of our lives trying to find ourselves. We want to know—Who am I? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? Why do I matter? Sometimes the answers come easily. Most of the time they don’t. And that’s when we scramble…for anything to give us a sense of being someone…anyone… without thought of consequence or logic. The men of Red know what that scramble is all about. And they also know how it feels when the frenzy ceases and we rest in our identity in Christ. That’s what their latest album Until We Have Faces is all about. Song by song, they walk us through an album that is more than a commentary on our culture…it’s more than a plea to God for our personhood…and it’s more than a happy ever after. No…Until We Have Faces is an intense conglomeration of all of these wrapped up within a search for, discovery of and celebration of our true identity. “This record is kind of like a marathon,” says lead guitarist Anthony Armstong. “It starts out heavy and very aggressive and you’re raring to go. And in the middle, it gets hard and you have to take a closer look at yourself and by the end of it, you’re on your knees.”