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Rock pioneers The Choir return with 'The Loudest Sound Ever Heard'
ONE OF THE founding fathers of Christian alternative rock, California's The Choir have released their 14th studio album 'The Loudest Sound Ever Heard' on their own Galaxy21 label. Said the band's lead singer Derri Daugherty, "At this point in our life as a band, we know each other really well and sincerely appreciate what we each bring to the creative process. So every time we get an itch to make another record it's fun and new. It's like we've got the excitement we had when we were younger, wanting to make great music, as well as the confidence that comes with experience." One track, "After All", features a duet with Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer.
The project's title is taken from the infamous volcanic explosion on the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in the late 19th century, considered to be the loudest sound ever heard. Explained drummer/lyricist Steve Hindalong, "I referred to that tragic occurrence in the first verse of the song 'I'm Learning To Fly,' which is thematically central to the album. It's about living each day like it truly matters. 'Living to love in a dying world.' Such catastrophic events remind us of our vulnerability, and how we ought to celebrate every breath."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.