I like a good praise and worship song as much as the next person, but I also love discovering hidden gems in my regular Alternative and Singer/Songwriter rotation. None of these albums are overtly religious, but they all have at least a song or two that hints at the spiritual.
Mobile Orchestra. Owl City.
Of 2009 “Fireflies” fame, Owl City’s most recent album offers a bit of a rollercoaster of musical style. From the opening electro-pop collaboration with Aloe Blacc to the country feel of “Back Home”, Mobile Orchestra is the perfect fit for an eclectic music fan. Listen to “My Everything” and “You’re Not Alone” for a couple faith-inspired tracks.
For lovers of: The Postal Service. Ellie Goulding. Lights.
Fading West. Switchfoot.
Anthems for a youth group generation, this album has enough rock to keep your foot tapping and enough depth to keep you replaying. In true Switchfoot style, these tracks all carry just a trace of the spiritual.
For lovers of: Needtobreathe. Newsboys.
Ben Rector. The Walking in Between.
If you’re in the mood for a vaguely Blind Boys of Alabama reminiscent track, listen to “Follow You”. While you’re there just keep on playing for the all too familiar spiritual plight of “If You Can Hear Me”. Then head over to Ben Rector’s newest album Brand New and have a spontaneous dance party to “Fear”.
For lovers of: Joshua Radin. Matt Nathanson.
Let me know what you think. Do you have any favourite faith-inspired songs that don’t fit in the Inspirational genre?