Salt over sugar

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Those fans are attracted to their simple melodies and honest lyrics. “Christ has died to truly set us free: free from shame, and free to confess,” Tyler said. “Confession translates to songwriting.”

The quality of the music is translating into unexpected listeners for several of these artists. Kensrue’s album The Water & The Blood received positive reviews from secular publications that are familiar with his music from Thrice. A few of Jenny & Tyler’s songs were featured on the show Pretty Little Liars, including one about their experience first believing in Jesus. 

Mars Hill Music’s Ghost Ship noticed a site was sending lot of traffic to their song “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” It turns out an atheist feminist blogger had linked to their song. She said she didn’t agree with the lyrics, but she couldn’t stop listening to the song because she loved the music.

“It’s a crystallization of what we’re trying to do,” Kensrue said. “[We’re] making records that are musically excellent and the gospel is being heard by people who wouldn’t listen to Christian radio.”

Angela Lu
Angela Lu

Angela is a reporter for WORLD Magazine who lives and works in Taiwan. She enjoys cooking, reading, and storytelling. Follow Angela on Twitter @angela818.


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