The Revenge of Five Iron Frenzy
One of my favorite bands of all time, Five Iron Frenzy, is putting out a new album later this year and have a great article over on Relevant (Warning: paywall). Here’s a taste:
“Here’s what it is,” Roper says. “As time passes, I become more embarrassed by the Church, more embarrassed of the actions of Christians. I don’t want that to get in the way of me telling somebody about the love of Jesus Christ.”
He adds, “I get the feeling a lot of our fans are in that place, too. We get a lot of emails from people who are like, ‘Hey, I loved you guys as a kid. You’re my favorite band. I’m not a Christian anymore, but I’m still very excited about the album.’ I want to write an album for those guys.”
The album is being written by a few of those guys, actually, as two members of the band no longer call themselves Christian—an interesting dynamic for a band known for its faith. But for a group already comfortable on the fringes, it doesn’t seem odd. In fact, the band’s spiritually skeptical members have helped shape the album in surprising ways.