12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“I am fighting for control in the battle for my soul,” sings Attaboy frontman Matt Siewert in “The Hope in Everything,” a key track on Motion Toward the Miles. Attaboy’s boisterous attitude and affection for brash melodies brings to mind Stellar Kart, Hawk Nelson, and similar punkishly inclined Christian outfits. What gives Attaboy a distinct sound is its contemplative character—even when leading throaty cheers in “Guide Me” and dashing off an anthemic chorus in “Something Strange,” the band never loses its sense of God-centered purpose. The redemptive lyrical content is driven home by the unit’s crisp, no-frills playing, bristling with guitar hooks and agile drumwork. Crowd-rousing numbers like “Who We Are” and “Unshaken” are well-matched with worshipful testimonies like “All We’ve Ever Needed” and “Restless.” Acoustic guitar and strings on “Where I Am Found” bring out the band’s softer side. Taken as a whole, Motion Toward the Miles captures the Christian walk of a stumbling but sincere believer with vigor, humor, and unstoppable optimism.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“I am fighting for control in the battle for my soul,” sings Attaboy frontman Matt Siewert in “The Hope in Everything,” a key track on Motion Toward the Miles. Attaboy’s boisterous attitude and affection for brash melodies brings to mind Stellar Kart, Hawk Nelson, and similar punkishly inclined Christian outfits. What gives Attaboy a distinct sound is its contemplative character—even when leading throaty cheers in “Guide Me” and dashing off an anthemic chorus in “Something Strange,” the band never loses its sense of God-centered purpose. The redemptive lyrical content is driven home by the unit’s crisp, no-frills playing, bristling with guitar hooks and agile drumwork. Crowd-rousing numbers like “Who We Are” and “Unshaken” are well-matched with worshipful testimonies like “All We’ve Ever Needed” and “Restless.” Acoustic guitar and strings on “Where I Am Found” bring out the band’s softer side. Taken as a whole, Motion Toward the Miles captures the Christian walk of a stumbling but sincere believer with vigor, humor, and unstoppable optimism.

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