A Prayer for the Living by Isaiah Singer: Review
From always being graced with music around him, Isaiah Singer is a multi-faceted artist, who is known to combine folksy materials with his harmonica and acoustic-laden music. The Brooklyn-based indie rock musician has just released his brand new single, “A Prayer for the Living.”
The track deals with the healing process after a spiritual loss. Guitar-driven rock that builds slowly and intensely, typical of the 1990s. The songwriter’s reevaluation of his upbringing in a sect of Evangelical End Times fanatics includes “A Prayer for the Living,” which is about losing connection with those who have lost themselves to faith. Singer was raised on a diet of violent Rapture dreams, a staunchly traditional anti-rock and roll position, and the holiest teaching of all: authoritative urgings for larger donations, all preached by a preacher who appealed to an incredibly skilled assortment of Born Again rock and rollers and reformed revolutionaries.
Isaiah’s music from the last year delves behind the surface of the apocalyptic ideology of his boyhood church, exposing the underlying existential fear hidden amid the few hundred people singing in tongues and praying for the Second Coming. Over the course of the next year, Isaiah Singer will release some songs about life on the good Lord’s bad side as a way of commemorating the fact that he was saved from salvation by the Devil’s music.
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Photo credits: Behind the Curtains Media
Review by: Audrey Castel