Sidewalk Prophets with Cody Collier at the Blue Gate

In a cabin on a lake in Pennsylvania, founding members of Sidewalk Prophets, Ben McDonald and David Frey, wrote most of what would become their third full studio album, Something Different.

A band known for spending more days on the road than anywhere else, the quiet seclusion of the cabin helped Ben and Dave create what might be their most honest and musically diverse album yet. Set to release from Fervent Records on August 28, Something Different was created during a unique and challenging time for the band.

Their hope is that this song will help others see the beauty of God all around them: “It’s that whisper from God saying, ‘Hey, this is what I’ve created for you. This isn’t me, but this is a glimpse of what I made with you in mind.'”

 

Co-written with Justin Ebach “Something Different” is upbeat and pop leaning with an electric guitar and a chance for Dave’s vocal ability to really shine. The phrase something different refers to that commons thread Christians share, the thing that sets them apart. As the bridge explains, It’s a love like you’ve never known / It’s a feeling like being home / It’s always knowing that you’re never alone / It’s Jesus Christ and He’s in my soul

 

Written from a place of uncertainty, yet in a sanctuary of peace, the honest, Gospel-focused nature of each song on Something Different provides a type of sanctuary itself for listeners, who may also find themselves in the middle of an uncertain time. These are songs they can cling to in the midst of those troubles, but also can sing in the moments of joy and celebration. Songs that will bring assurance in the chaos and peace in the storm, encouragement to keep going, and remind them that the something different inside of them is still there, is constant, and it’s the thing that makes us Something Different.