Caedmon’s Call is all grown up. We met them in a college dorm room, played and sang along with their acoustic guitars and folksy harmonies, and nodded our heads to their lyrics, which expressed the kind of faith that went beyond our churchy roots. The band that felt like the kid in the youth group who fought through the malaise of church culture and found an authentic faith has moved out of the dorm and into a house complete with spouses, kids and responsibilities. Maturity, however, hasn’t taken away their flare for creating great music and compelling lyrics.
Their latest release, Raising Up the Dead , is as musically interesting and lyrically layered as anything they’ve ever embarked upon. Its sound is indie inspired, which makes it at home in the old dorm room, but its content deals with the complexities of family and relationships, which can only be fully explored with time and experience. In the end, what we have is an album that feels like a family dinner table: a little messy, full of various interesting personalities, and encircled by an unmanufactured love.
This week we’ve got a free download from their most recent album, and 16th studio release, “Raising Up The Dead.” Click below to download the song “Family” for FREE!