The Afters have just released their fifth album with the Fair Trade label entitled Live on Forever. I've enjoyed songs from The Afters before so I was eager to check out their newest offering. I was not disappointed. The title track has already been released to radio so I'm pretty familiar with it.
However, the song that caught my attention while listening to the album was one called Battles (track two). After checking out the "behind the music" video on YouTube, I enjoyed it even more. I've made it easy for you to both see that video plus the lyric video. Just look below.
Official Lyric Video
The "Heart of the Song" Video
Josh Havens, guitarist and lead vocalist for the Afters had this to say about "Battles:"
"It was the last song we wrote and the fastest we wrote.
We don't typically write songs fast; we'll change
lyrics and melodies and craft our songs carefully.
But 'Battles' poured out, the music and lyrics,
in one day. It's about standing up against fear and
knowing God is always with us.
It's one of the takeaways we hope people get:
'Don't give up to fear.'"
That was one reason I really liked that song. The driving beats helped as well. Overall, this was a fantastic album and one I'll enjoy listening to again and again.