Today I thought I’d share two talented artists: Noah Gundersen and Bradley Hathaway. Both of these artists are unique because they embrace the concepts of spirituality and Christianity. I know, what you’re thinking, hundreds of artists try to do this, but these two songwriters take the challenging questions facing religion, spirituality and God and turn it into thought-provoking music. Let me introduce you.
Noah Gundersen: Once part of the indie band, Courage, Noah has branched out and made his own way in indie music. The first song of Noah’s I heard was “Jesus, Jesus”. This song was amazing and I immediately knew how great of a musician he really was. The lyrics raise questions that many people are thinking, but never speak. Take this verse for instance:
Jesus, Jesus, could you tell me what the problem is
With the world and all the people in it?
Because I’ve been hearing stories about the end of the world
But I’m in love with a girl and I don’t wanna leave her
And the television screams such hideous things
They’re talking about the war on the radio
They say the whole things gonna blow
And we will all be left alone
No we’ll be dead and we won’t know what hit us.
In the crazy times we live in, I can relate to these lyrics. How many times have you turned on the news and began to question what will come of mankind. I wonder every day where the world is headed. Noah’s music and lyrics stirs up conversation and gets people talking about these spiritual questions that usually remain something to ponder privately.
Next up, it’s Bradley Hathaway. Bradley started as a spoken poet and advanced into writing songs. The first song I heard of Bradley’s was “The World is Screaming”, which you can hear on this week’s episode of The Appetizer. His songs are just as deep as Noah’s. Take this verse for instance:
A Fallen star Shoots across the sky
And A Woman With no family Wishing to die
A mother, Buries her new born son
And a father in his office holding a gun
A little girl touched in places she should never be.
A little boy left to live alone in the streets.
A wife who doesn’t know how to be faithful.
And a husband that cant, seem to keep his cool.
And The world Is Screaming
The lyrics are so moving. Bradley does not shy around the problems of society. He attacks them head on. Some say music can bring change, whether it be to an individual or entire race. I believe that his music could spur great change if everyone would take a listen. Find out more about Bradley on his Facebook.
Tune into this week’s episode of The Appetizer to hear these two great musicians.