Hearts of Saints, who have captivated me with their single, ‘Recapture Me.’ from their self-titled album, are a fantastic band! I had the privilege of chatting up lead singer, Craig Felker, who gave me insight into what the band’s about, their goal and vision, and how they want their music and songs to resonate with fans and people alike. These guys are gracious and thankful for all of their blessings with their music and their passion!
Their new single, ‘Angel’s Light’ has been hitting the radio airwaves, so call your local radio station and request it! You can also listen to it, and all of their songs directly, by clicking HERE.
They are currently on tour, and will be heading down to Atlanta, GA (near where I live), scheduled for October 2nd. They are playing several dates between now and then in Texas, West Virginia, and shortly afterwards in Tennessee.
1. What is the origin of your musical history?
I interned for CCM. I met drummer, Jason Killebrew, in college, and he brought in the guitarist, along with the bass player (Joel ‘Wolfman’ Purdy). This happened about four years ago. We were then called Special D, but we found out that a guy in Europe had the same name, and his music didn’t match ours. We felt that we needed a name that means something. That’s when we changed to Hearts of Saints in February of ’09, which is referenced in Philemon 1:7 (The Bible).
2. How does faith play a part in your music, as well as the secular world?
We believe that if you know Jesus, you are a Saint. We want music to refresh the church. We are really passionately in love with Christ, and it’s very obvious about what we stand for; we are grateful for everything that comes our way, and take pride in accessing a great work ethic, and forming sustaining relationships.
3. At the end of the day, how do you want people to feel about your songs and the message they present?
We hope that we leave some sort of legacy; we hope that people remember the songs, the recalling of hope that speaks into their life, and that we speak the truth. In some small way, we want to be a part of them. We hope they know Jesus and question their doubt.
Guilty pleasure questions:
1. What was your first concert?
My first concert was Skillet; saw them at a retreat under a tent with about 100 people. Shared the stage with them, and John Cooper (frontman for Skillet) is a fun, nice guy.
2. What are five albums you can’t live without?
1. U2-The Joshua Tree
2. Switchfoot-Hello Hurricane
3. Need to Breathe-The Outsiders
4. Mutemath (first record)
5. The Killers-Hot Fuss
3. What is your guilty listening pleasure?
Pop Music (Unashamedly ;))
Good ear candy is Paramore, and Taylor Swift is classy (her songs write the best hooks and melodies).
These guys are a pleasure to talk to, listen, and admire. Receive more feedback and info about Hearts of Saints via:
Hearts of Saints Official Website
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