I am so excited to be writing this post! Eeek it is here! Jonathan Thulin released his brand new album Science Fiction yesterday and I have had this on repeat for over a week (New Release Tuesday had it on their website a week prior to release date.)
I have waited for this album scratch that longed for this album to be released since October, now I was slightly concerned, when I countdown to release dates I usually end up disappointed (Third Day’s new album anyone) I am thrilled to say that wasn’t the case with Science Fiction.
Here’s what JT says about this album
“This album was different for me. I didn’t strategically write songs as I usually would, I just wrote what I felt in complete honesty. My hope is that this music will transcend beyond people’s ears and into their hearts. God is a big part of who I am and all I want is for that to shine through my music.”
I think he hits the nail straight on the head, I can put this on in any environment and it would transcend the stereotypical contemporary Christian music scene. Lets face it there have been some terrible cross overs in the past who can remember Delirious Audio Lessonover? now that was painful.
Don’t assume that the lyrics aren’t poignant, as always JT makes you think about the bigger picture and is devoid of cliché. I think we all must be getting sick of Christian artists go to lyrics using “fire, fall down, waves, something is usually burning and of course the I have run out of words I will sing an Oh”
Here are just some of my fave lyrics from the album;
Just when I think I’m gone
You come and clean the slate again
And wipe the past just like I’m a
Trying to be bright but my light gets covered
Only you can turn my ember to a flame
I’m stumbling in the dark ‘cause I’m six feet under
Trying to see the sun but my eyes are covered
Only you can make the darkness go away
I’m six feet under
I am the one who ran away
Far from home into the unknown
But you turned and came right after me
You found the trails of my betrayal
Doesn’t matter if it’s not what you were told
Doesn’t matter if the earth is young or old
All that matters is the one who came to save our souls
We can try to comprehend the galaxies
But we’ll never understand their majesty
I think this album is a landmark album exactly the way DCTalk Jesus Freak was 20 years ago! (oh I feel old) which brings me on to the wondrousness of JT and Kevin Max harmonising on Mockingbird.
Jonathan Thulin has one of the best voices in contemporary Christian music to date, you all know I love Phil Wickham I put them on par with one another vocally, you should seriously check out JT acoustically it is a wonder to behold! In fact the only way JT could have improved his album was by having Phil on it.
If your after the run of the mill, obvious, praise worship cd, this isn’t for you.
If you want to expand your horizons, and challenge your perceptions run don’t walk to Amazon Itunes and all other reputable online retailers to download your copy today.