New Artist Spotlight: Julian Drive
- Monday, January 26, 2009
Brandon: That’s the coolest part, seeing how people respond to your music. Do you know what the next single will be?
Shane: Actually I do. We just got word that we are going to begin pushing the song “You Can.” The title pretty much says what it’s about. We are acknowledging God to be able to do anything, no matter what you’re walking through. Lyrically, it’s kind of like “From Your Hand”; it’s somewhat in-your-face, that “You can do all these other things that You did in the Bible, so You can get me out of the mess I’m in.”
Brandon: Reaffirming there’s nothing we can’t do when we do it together and with God. That’s a timely message that a lot of people will be able relate to. Now I’m looking for “You Can” on your MySpace. … Has this come out yet?
Shane: No, [the record, My Coming Day] actually drops January 27. And so it will be out very soon. We rotated some songs on the MySpace.
Brandon: People will hear the interview, and they will want to hear the song! I listened to the songs on the record … and I love the cover of “The Reason” by Hoobastank. Tell me about that.
Shane: There were a couple songs I had to finish writing in the studio. There was always this song that I heard a while back. I don’t listen to a lot of pop radio, but we heard the song a couple years ago. I thought the lyrics for that song were just dead-on for what we do, and I thought, “Maybe we should cut that.” So we got ready to do the record, wrote all those songs, and we saved that one spot. We all agreed it might be a good thing to put on there. When we do it live everyone knows the words, and it is a good way to connect with those who may not have heard our music. It breaks the ice, and it’s a message that’s certainly relevant to what we want to accomplish.
Brandon: How long ago did you guys record, and how long have you been waiting to put this thing out?
Shane: We recorded the middle of 2007—as far as the whole tracking process. And we got done, and we were talking to Lynn Nichols [Switchfoot, Delirious], our producer. He’s worked with lots of new artists that we were already fans of, and we were blessed that he worked with us. He felt like we had something special, and he encouraged us. He said, “You know, I think if you guys had a little help, it might expand your ministry.” So he started knocking on the doors of some of his contacts. It led us to InPop, and they believed in what we were doing. Now it’s a relief. The whole process took a while, and we are excited.
Brandon: I know how that is. I recorded the [album] I just put out almost a year ago. I had to wait six to eight months. But I’m excited for you guys; I know that people will get into it. I think it’s going to be fun to see people bring your CD to the show. It’s bizarre for me to go to places I’ve never been and find they’re familiar with the music. I’m thankful for Christian radio and fun magazines like CCM that get the word out. … What’s next? You are going on tour with Article One?
Shane: That’s right, we are working on that right now, and we have several dates lined up. That’s going to be a fun tour. Those guys are incredible. We have met them several times. They have great hearts; they fit with the stuff we want to do. We are doing some conference things, leading praise & worship. So yes, 2009 is starting with a bang, and we are looking forward to getting on the road.
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