A mix of new and old, blending genres with thematic depth and distinction, marrying the current zeitgeist to the latest songs with an ear for what I need to hear right now.
Vancouver based musicians Sheldon and Nic Kozushko from sheldoncole came by Converge for a chat. We talked about the West Coast, Jesus, and their new EP: Detroit.
Many of us know the song “Honesty” by Billy Joel from his 1978 album 52nd street in which he declares that tenderness “isn’t hard to find.” But few people know that 5 years earlier on that very same record label Paul Simon released a song called “Tenderness” in which he argues the very opposite to Joel.
Last week, I sat down with Josh Garrels to talk about his new Christmas album. we talked about the melancholy and darkness this time of year and what the Incarnation means to him on a personal level. He also had some exciting news to announce! Here is some of our conversation. Listen here: Buy the album here […]
22, A Million employs auto-tune in such a way that it makes space for the human, and he likewise employs scepticism in a way that makes space for faith.
On The Life of Pablo Kanye provides nothing short of a full and honest picture of himself, warts and all. At the end of the day what emerges is a picture of a man honestly; albeit disjointed, confused, idolatrous, and misdirected; seeking after God.
Lauren Daigle is quickly making her rise in the music industry, her voice is a like a mix between Adele and Celine Dion and her personality in worship is both graceful and humble.
Switchfoot’s latest album was released on July 8, 2016, and it is a powerful new album which raises big questions about the current state of our world, and where meaning and hope can be found. Last week, Converge caught up with the band’s frontman Jon Foreman—here’s some of the things we talked about. Converge Magazine: […]
“We’re all gonna die,” whispered a sullen Sufjan Stevens at the climax to his song “Fourth of July” at Coachella this summer. The concert had been a fairly predictable Sufjan concert: feathery wings were present for his performance of Seven Swans and he had already smashed a banjo.
Why would anyone write an entire song romanticizing short-lived, noncommittal relationships and all the emotional turmoil involved in them? Maybe because that’s exactly what the music industry does best.