Quiet Company’s New Album = Evangelistic Atheism

Quiet Company’s New Album = Evangelistic Atheism

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Modern Music | 15 Comments

I recently stumbled across Quiet Company’s new album, “We Are All Where We Belong.”

And it’s like nothing I’ve heard before.

Taylor Muse, originally part of the girl-led band Eisley, which opened Coldplay’s Rush of Blood to the Head tour a few years back, leads this Austin Band. And it’s indie rock at its best.

But, you won’t get through the first song without being jarred by the lyrics. Lines that not only portray an individual’s lack of hope – but that evangelize this non-belief. Using rhyme, rhetoric and repetition aimed at persuading us there is nothing bigger than ourselves to believe in – and to embrace the beauty in that.

It honestly hurts my heart to hear someone so passionately sing these lines. And I can’t stop listening.

It’s fascinating. It’s an entire new genre of lyricism.

Secular is no longer the antithesis of spiritual. This new album from Quiet Company is. Parents should be frightened. I’m astounded by the honesty – and devastated by Muse’s devastating lack of hope.