Friday five favourite: Rend Collective Experiment songs

29 03 2013

Last year I brought you my five favourite Easter songs, so I was wondering what to do this Good Friday. I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands at the moment. Last year I was particularly struck by “Eastery” elements to a lot of their songs, and I guess you might pick that up below.

It seems I first heard Rend Collective Experiment when they did a video called Worship on an iPhone and until today I never realised that was the same band as that I’ve come to love in the last couple of years!

Their style is so different to anything else in the Christian music circles at the moment. They have the most interesting instruments (check out the stick thing in Build Your Kingdom Here). And the lyrics are superb. Sometimes we can get so struck by a melody, when really the words are the depth and real meaning of the piece.
As Sophie Fisher says in the wonderfully tacky film, Music and Lyrics: “A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. But then, as you get to know the person, that’s the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath.”

So here we go, in no particular order, some lively, some very chilled out. Most are from their second album, but there’s one from the first!
Listen to all 5 and tell me you’re not a Rend convert!

Second Chance

Build Your Kingdom Here

You Bled

Desert Soul

The Cost



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