my love for anberlin

by Valli

I have loved and loved the band Anberlin for many years now. Their music is what I would call alternative/indie rock, but to me it’s some of the most romantic and inspirational stuff I’ve ever heard. And not inspirational in some preachy, gospel way. No, it’s inspirational in a way that just makes you happy, optimistic and hopeful, like as if to say yea, one day I’m going to find a guy who will feel that way about me and yes, I can make all of those dreams I have come true. Plus the music is just catchy, and the lead singer Stephen Christian has such a unique and beautiful voice.

He is also super hot, smart and thoughtful. Every so often I catch up on his blog The Modesty Writers Guild and every time I leave it feeling more clear about the path I should take in my life. I love great quotes and he always has some extremely relevant ones posted, like this gem I read today:

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

-John Calvin Coolidge

Anberlin’s new CD “New Surrender” is going to be released online in September and I can’t wait to get it! I’m soooo excited. Plus they’re on this year’s Warped Tour, it’s coming to the Shoreline Amphitheater in August, so maybe I can go to that. Hmm.

You must check out the Anberlin MySpace page and in the photo at the top, Stephen is the guy in the middle in the white long sleeved shirt looking gorgeous.

And here’s an Anberlin song for extra proof of their awesomeness: