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Let the race begin.
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
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
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.”