A friend (thanks Alex) saw yesterday’s post in which I sang the praises of Sam Beam, Iron and Wine, and “The Trapeze Swinger.” He responded by recommending Future of Forestry. I confess I had never heard of them, and their full story is still not known to me. They’re evidently Christian, but they don’t sound like any Christian band I’ve ever heard. I predict they’ll go on to massive success.
The friend linked me to a rehearsal performance of a song called “Slow Your Breath Down.” It’s a masterful display of musicianship from all three band members, each of whom plays multiple instruments (setting down loops), and the singer’s voice is extraordinarily clear and supple. From there I found “Did You Lose Yourself,” in the same rehearsal environment. Then…wow…I came across a version of one of my favorite Christmas carols that positively blew me away.
So without further ado, here is your Everyday Transcendence. ”O Holy Night” from Future of Forestry: