Reviewed by Cory Clubb
The Story and the Song
by Between the Trees
"Between the Trees are a fresh-faced and geared up band ready to take their message and music to those who may be struggling inside."
Hailing from Orlando, Florida Christian indie rock group Between the Trees hit the airwaves with “The Way She Feels”, a simple song that travels a girl’s life from hardship to the healing arms of Jesus. The young musicians were drawn together through their love of music and friendship. From their website they declare: “The group has become known for their ability to create a common ground with the fans through their music using life experiences and friendship as their foundation.” This remark is very true. The Story and the Song is a perfect title to the band’s debut album, thus each song is packed with a story and a very strong message within.
On this album some of the band’s topics range from relationships and cutting to hurtful words and their mom. Sounds like a wide range of topics, right? Yes, but Between the Trees have the real ability to connect with the listener and life. This becomes evident in the songs; “White Lights and Red Lights”, “The Greatest of These”, and “She Is…”
The lyrics are relevant to real emotions, feelings, and Christ. They even turn up the tempo on “Words”, showing their ability to rock. On the track “A Time for Yohe” frontman Ryan Kirkland’s voice drips with remorse and restoration. The last song “You Cry a Tear to Start a River” gives a folk flavor that reestablishes Jesus’ love for us that is unmatched by none.
Between the Trees are a fresh faced and geared up band ready to take their message and music to those who may be struggling inside. They seem to have a uniqueness all to themselves, but fans of House of Heroes and The Fold will hear similarities.
Bands like this are good to hear, they bridge a daring gap in music today
that stirs the voice of Christ and puts our thoughts and hearts back on track
in times of need.
Cory Clubb is author of the novel Saved by Grace and currently working on his first thriller. He holds a degree in Graphic Design and is always seeking to advance his talent as a writer. He is an avid reader, movie buff, and music enthusiast, tools he uses to infuse his imagination. He lives in central Illinois with his wife and three sons. You can find out more about his projects at his blog.