I first heard about Me In Motion a few years ago from a long-time friend of the camp Bobby Schroeder and first got a listen to some of their tunes after my brother Dave Ralph spent some time hanging out with the band at a youth retreat somewhere a day’s drive away.
That their self-titled album and major label debut was just released in March seems a bit odd considering all of the buzz I’ve heard about the band for so long, but in the world of music things can sometimes materialize at a snail’s pace. It helps that the band have been regular road warriors in the past few years, playing about 150 shows a year opening for some of the biggest names in Christian music.
It’s not hard to figure out why so many well-known bands have brought these guys on tour with them when you hear their full-length album. It’s anything but a one-hit wonder (the previously released song “Loser” has become a bit of a hit on radio) with a bunch of other songs thrown together to fill an album. In fact, after repeated listens, there are probably at least three or four songs I’d request them to play live other than “Losers,” a spunky pop-punk infused tune with a message that reminds old Christian music heads like me of Steve Taylor’s “Jesus Is For Losers” of the early ’90s. Continue reading “Review: Me In Motion – s/t”