Songs You May Have Missed #416

future of forestry

Future of Forestry: “Traveler’s Song” (2009)

From the first installment of the ambient indie rock group’s travel-themed trilogy of six-song EPs released in 2009-2010.

Their sound at times evokes Arcade Fire, Republic Tigers and early Coldplay, with the main difference being that FOF is sometimes referred to as a Christian Alternative Rock band. This isn’t necessarily apparent at first listen, however; only on closer inspection of the lyrics does it become clear that their ethereal sound is meant to enhance a contemplative, worshipful state of mind.

Being that there are so many other bands of the moment straddling spiritual territory, this just comes across as a group with a second foot over that fence. But Future of Forestry’s music can be appreciated as either of two things: indie rock with a spiritual bent, or an atypically interesting brand of Christian rock.

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