Building 429 [Building 429] | Posted October 31, 2008
Building 429 is back with their self titled forth studio album. Jason Roy, Michael Anderson
and Jesse Garcia have come a long way since their debut album Space In Between Us (2004) and are excited for the new changes that have come their way and for the new relationship with INO Records.
According to Jason Roy, the band's name originated from a youth group. Roy's wife Cortni
had once belonged to a youth group that had a system called the "429 Challenge," based on Ephesians 4:29. Whenever someone in the group spoke negatively about another, others were allowed to issue a verbal "four twenty-nine." This resulted in the offender having to say something nice to the person that was offended. The band members took this challenge and created a name around it - building one another up, hence, "Building 429."
One of the things I struggle most with is control. I am a Christian and consider myself to have a lot of faith. But, even still I have a very hard time giving God control of my finances and other things for fear of not being able to provide for my family. I know that if I let go
God will ensure that I never go without. Every one of us thinks we have our lives under control. Every one of us desires the life of peace, of joy, and happiness. It's funny though that with every step we take toward this goal we always seem to find ourselves further away. "End of Me" is a song that attempts to bring some perspective to that quest. "All I've longed for I found finally at the end of me" is my constant reminder these days to live my life by God's design. To leave the burdens and the comforts of believing I'm in control, to find true life. When I admit I have no control, and that God himself gets that responsibility, everything seems to make a little more sense.
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"This record is a new beginning," said Roy, Building 429's front man and chief lyricist. "Its
no longer about what everybody wants us to be or what we think we should be but a season of finding what God has in store for us. I'm more confident than I've ever been in my life when it comes to my calling, when it comes to my brothers and when it comes to my band. That confidence is not in myself. That confidence is in the fact that the Lord is going to do something great with us. We're just excited to be along for the ride," Roy concludes.
I enjoyed this album. It was fitting with the Building 429 style. It spoke to me about different areas in my life. It was a review given to me no by chance, but by God. There were parts in this album that I needed to hear. I would recommend this album to you. If it had a
message for me then I know it has a message for others.
I would like to thank the band for their hard work and dedication and willingness to follow God's will. Continue to do the work of the Lord and your lives will continue to be enriched. God Bless!
Rating: 9.0 out of 10 (90%, A-)
Review written by: Ben Collins | Review can also be found here.
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