Don’t laugh when you hear this story – I was listening in to a live webcast the Jonas Brothers did two weeks ago where fans had the chance to ask the band questions. One of the questions the guys chose to answer was “What is your favorite Christian band?” Their response: “Leeland! We love Leeland. Buy their records everyone.” They completely raved about them. Well, I’d heard of Leeland of course, and heard a few of their tracks (although none of them in their entirety) used in ad promotions and on the radio, but I’d never really delved into their music. With a lot of time on my hands, I clicked over to their MySpace and was intrigued after listening to the track “Opposite Way.” [“Amazing song!!” – John D.] I sat there for a minute after listening to it twice, taking in the powerful message and songwriting, and wondering why I hadn’t discovered their talent before. Within an hour I had listened to the whole record (thanks, YouTube), and was blown away. These guys have to be one of the most genuine bands to ever hit the industry – I’m not exaggerating either. Opposite Way is the biggest set of life-altering songs I’ve heard in quite some time, and if you haven’t discovered them yet, well, you should probably put it right at the top of your to-do list. It’s not worth it to wait any longer.
~ Logan Leasure
Opposite Way (2008)
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Our synopsis: “A fantastic album from the first band to come up in a long time that actually seems to know who they are and what they’re about.” (Recommended by JFH’s Logan Leasure)
Perfect For: Perseverance, Worship, Spiritual healing
Song Highlights: “Opposite Way,” “Count Me In,” “May Our Praise”
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Opposite Way? Do you recommend it? If so, why?