Hands have returned with their finest and most mature album to date with Give Me Rest. Tracked and mixed over the course of 3 months, Give Me Rest is raw, powerful, real and refreshingly honest. From the lyrics that cry out to the soul of the listener to the production that is authentic and genuine. Artists like Hands are few and far between and the integrity that they portray through their music is a breath of fresh air to all who listen or have been fortunate enough to see them live.
Vocalist and lead guitarist Shane Ochsner had the following to say about "Give Me Rest": "This is the first album we've done that has allowed some time for detail. I've used 5 different drum kits, 5 different guitar amps, 8 different guitars, and several different miscellaneous instruments to cater to each individual song. There is so much emotion, and weight to this album. It has been over 2 years since the writing sessions for "Creator", and so much has changed since then.
It wasn't until this last year that I have started to question everything that I believe. I woke up one day and realized that I had no idea who God truly was, why I believed in him, and if my "relationship" with him was as honest as I'd been preaching it was. It felt like everything around me was pushing me farther, and farther away from Christianity. I saw a YouTube video of a massive group of kids at Cornerstone surrounding a protester outside of the festival gates, and shouting prayers and arguments with this guy like it was last thing they would ever do on Earth. I was absolutely disgusted, and asked myself "Am I really a part of this?"
"Give Me Rest" is about my struggle with my faith, and my struggle to call myself a true believer. It's about starting over, and actually seeking God with all of your heart. Taking your roots and planting them at the foot of the cross. Understanding that His vision is so much bigger than anything our tiny little minds could ever understand."
Format: Audio CD
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