Friday, July 23, 2010
Russ Smith and the rest of the guys in Hokus Pick present a realistic view of Christianity on 'We are the People': "God never promised the skies would be blue/Smooth sailing all the way through/He never promised sun without rain/Joy without sorrow, peace without pain." Love is a theme examined on SNAPPY. The album opener, 'Faith, Hope and Love' states: "Love is patient, love is kind/It never withers, even in the grind." The chorus of 'Our God' declares: "Our God loves us all/So let's all love our God." Fans of the band's earlier, peppy material will enjoy 'Comfort Song' that exposes the fault of putting trust in anything but God: "I put my comfort in my looks/My face has grazed the front of magazines and books/I don't want to get beat up by a crook/I put my comfort in my looks/Give it up, let it go/Step out of your comfort zone/God is great, we are lame/Yeah (x6) really lame."
I'm giving SNAPPY an 88%. This is a fun, guitar driven album, conveying truths we all need to be reminded of. SNAPPY was released on Freedom Records.