We live in a world where dubstep runs wild through the mainstream, and the Christian scene is littered with truthful, yet relatively unexciting mid-tempo pop music. More often than not, you’ll have to dig deeper than what you heard on the radio to find a band (in either genre) musically worthy of naming an all-time favorite. Texas-based rock group Flyleaf has not only bridged the religiously-imposed gap between Christian and secular music on multiple occasions, but has retained the trademark alt-rock roots that made them stars in 2005.
But nevertheless, change is bound to occur; the last twelve years of the band’s existence prove it quite superbly. Although their musical style has changed little, lead singer Lacey Sturm has captured an infinity of topics through her voice; joy from depression, fearlessness in trials, and steadfastness in true love are only a few. Additionally, October marked another pivotal change in Flyleaf’s career: Sturm stepped down from the band after ten incredible years.
The title track of the band’s third major record, “New Horizons”, tells of the good side of such change- a new start. The changing of times is to be embraced, as they allow us as Christians to continue in God’s plan for us.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
As stated in Ecclesiastes 3:1. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”
With *New Horizons* having debuted on October 30th, a fresh and exciting era has begun for Flyleaf.