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EDITORS’ NOTES

Remedy Drive’s 10th album is a compelling marriage of urgent, precisely focused lyrics and textured yet hard-hitting music, offering something more artistically resonant than the usual Christian pop/rock radio fare. The tracks are informed by the band’s ongoing involvement with The Exodus Road, an organization dedicated to fighting the international sex trade. “Don’t let them own me, don’t let them use me,” declares lead singer David Zach in the title number, a surging, darkly rhythmic tune that sets the album's overall tone. Songs like “Dear Life,” “Love Is Our Weapon,” and “When a Soul’s Set Free” continue the theme of physical and spiritual liberation with a resolute sense of hope. Commodity’s sonic settings are nuanced, evocative, and frequently ingenuous, expanding Remedy Drive’s palette with airy choirs (“The Wings of the Dawn”), moody electronica (“June,” “The Cool of the Day”), and stately orchestral backdrops (“King of Kings”). Corey Horn’s insistent basslines play a crucial role here. It's a breakthrough album by this veteran faith-centered quartet.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Remedy Drive’s 10th album is a compelling marriage of urgent, precisely focused lyrics and textured yet hard-hitting music, offering something more artistically resonant than the usual Christian pop/rock radio fare. The tracks are informed by the band’s ongoing involvement with The Exodus Road, an organization dedicated to fighting the international sex trade. “Don’t let them own me, don’t let them use me,” declares lead singer David Zach in the title number, a surging, darkly rhythmic tune that sets the album's overall tone. Songs like “Dear Life,” “Love Is Our Weapon,” and “When a Soul’s Set Free” continue the theme of physical and spiritual liberation with a resolute sense of hope. Commodity’s sonic settings are nuanced, evocative, and frequently ingenuous, expanding Remedy Drive’s palette with airy choirs (“The Wings of the Dawn”), moody electronica (“June,” “The Cool of the Day”), and stately orchestral backdrops (“King of Kings”). Corey Horn’s insistent basslines play a crucial role here. It's a breakthrough album by this veteran faith-centered quartet.

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About Remedy Drive

The absence of a television set at their home in Lincoln, NE, led band of brothers Remedy Drive to turn to music at an early age as an outlet for their pent-up creative energies. Growing up, they listened to CCM icon Keith Green, but it wasn't long until siblings David, Paul, Philip, and Daniel Zach discovered rock & roll and began using their free time after school to play music together, eventually forming the Aslan Band in 1998. In time, the Zachs rechristened themselves Remedy Drive, released five independent albums, and toured all over the Midwest, making a name for themselves in the Christian rock scene there. Before signing to Word Records in 2008, the band averaged 200 concerts a year and its albums sold in the tens of thousands, prompting interest from the Christian major. Produced by Ian Eskelin, their national debut, Daylight Is Coming, was issued on August 26, 2008, making an impressive initial appearance in the upper rungs of Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. ~ Andree Farias

  • ORIGIN
    Lincoln, NE
  • FORMED
    1998

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