10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The single “Glory Defined” put Building 429 on the Christian music map in 2004. Since then, the Dove Award-winning group has slimmed down to a trio while heading away from guitar-centered rock towards a more keyboard-based sound. Building 429’s self-titled 2008 album emphasizes tight arrangements, instantly recognizable hooks and direct (if somewhat familiar) lyric themes. Singer/guitarist Jason Roy carries himself with an affable believer-next-door air, confessing vulnerability without wallowing in weakness. While there are bursts of muscular guitar heard on “Your Love Goes On” and “Erase,” the propulsive grooves of “Not Gonna Let You Down” and “Overcome” are more typical of the album’s approach. The easy-going shuffle of “Shoulder” and the countrified accent of “End of Me” add some texture to the pervasive sleekness. Several tracks — most notably “Bring Me Back” and “Coming Home” — touch upon a prodigal son’s wanderings and final return. The standout ballad “Always” offers hope in times of loss and despair. Throughout Building 429 constructs solid, honest songs and furnishes them with unmistakable faith.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The single “Glory Defined” put Building 429 on the Christian music map in 2004. Since then, the Dove Award-winning group has slimmed down to a trio while heading away from guitar-centered rock towards a more keyboard-based sound. Building 429’s self-titled 2008 album emphasizes tight arrangements, instantly recognizable hooks and direct (if somewhat familiar) lyric themes. Singer/guitarist Jason Roy carries himself with an affable believer-next-door air, confessing vulnerability without wallowing in weakness. While there are bursts of muscular guitar heard on “Your Love Goes On” and “Erase,” the propulsive grooves of “Not Gonna Let You Down” and “Overcome” are more typical of the album’s approach. The easy-going shuffle of “Shoulder” and the countrified accent of “End of Me” add some texture to the pervasive sleekness. Several tracks — most notably “Bring Me Back” and “Coming Home” — touch upon a prodigal son’s wanderings and final return. The standout ballad “Always” offers hope in times of loss and despair. Throughout Building 429 constructs solid, honest songs and furnishes them with unmistakable faith.

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About Building 429

With a name taken from Ephesians 4:29 ("Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up"), Building 429 are committed to music as much as message. Led by vocalist/guitarist Jason Roy, in its early days the band also featured bassist Scotty Beshears, guitarist Paul Bowden, and drummer Michael Anderson. In 2004 the band made an immediate impression on the CCM community, watching its debut EP, Glory Defined, and its title track single hit the top of the charts. The Space in Between Us LP was released three months later through the Warner/Curb imprint Word Entertainment, and it launched a few more hit singles. Building 429 went on to win the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year and tour with Christian music stars Jeremy Camp and Casting Crowns. In 2006 they released their fourth studio album, Rise, followed a year later by Iris to Iris. The band's eponymously titled sixth studio album appeared in 2008. Three years later, Building 429 returned with Listen to the Sound, featuring the single "Where I Belong." The band quickly returned with 2013's We Won't Be Shaken, which included the single "Wrecking Ball (Press On)" and reached number one on Billboard's U.S. Christian Albums chart. In 2015 Building 429 delivered the single "Impossible." ~ Johnny Loftus

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