“We didn’t start out thinking we wanted to be a crazy rock band. We just thought, hey, let’s write a cool song.”
This one-step-at-a-time approach sums up the entire outlook of modern rock band Everyday Sunday, comprised of Trey Pearson (lead vocals), Andrew Martin (guitar), Dan Hunter (bass) and Chris Hines (drums). Wanting an outlet to share their faith through their musical passion and to encourage others to stand firmly for what they believe, they find themselves gearing up for the release of their Flicker Records debut, Stand Up.
Fun but reflective, serious yet unpretentious, Stand Up is the musical culmination of the experiences of four young lives, bursting with genuine creativity and youthful spirit. Combining straightforward lyrics with aggressive guitar-driven melodies, the eleven songs are a fusion of energetic up-tempo numbers like “Lose It Again,” that depicts the void in every heart and the futile attempts to fill it with anything but the peace of the Lord, and meditative, melodious conversations like “Hanging On,” that discusses everyone’s relentless search for answers and a patient God that never gives up on us, no matter how long it takes for us to figure out what real truth is.
Everyday Sunday sprang from a close-knit youth group in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The young group’s sincere passion combined with Trey’s songwriting ability quickly established them as an instrumental part of their community. Before long, they were opening for bands like Skillet, La Rue, Plumb, Pax 217, Earthsuit and All Star United, and landing the #11 position on the Christian Rock radio charts with their single “Just a Story” from their 2001 independent release Sleeper.
Regardless of how they are categorized, Everyday Sunday relentlessly strives to keep the highest level of authentic quality in what they do, uncompromising of their message but determined to keep musical integrity a top priority.
“A lot of people seem to think as a ‘Christian’ band, all your songs have to be Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, or you are not a Christian band,” says Pearson. “And a lot of people think that to relate to people you have to do the opposite by making sure you don’t say Jesus or God too much because it will turn people away. I write about how I feel and what I’m going through. Hopefully, if God is in the center of everything I do, that will be evident in the things I write about. That’s how the album is. It’s about life.”
But while they are thrilled about this exciting step for their band, Everyday Sunday still has a clear perception of where their biggest victories are.
“The most rewarding part of being in this band is getting to see the effect our music has on people,” admits Dan. “It really shows us that we are doing something more than just making music, and that there is so much more to our futures than we can dream up ourselves.”
This genuine drive to encourage others and pursue their best through positive music is the driving force behind Everyday Sunday- to continuously push themselves to the next level, but always have fun; And most of all, keep the stars in their eyes and the fire in their hearts.
Source: Flicker Records