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Second Adam & the New Creations

Second Adam & the New Creations
Let Sinners Fly - Single

Artist Info: Discography
Street Date: September 2, 2022
Style: Indie Rock
Official Site: Official Website
Buy It: iTunes
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Indie rockers Second Adam & the New Creations are an offshoot of a church ministry for a college outreach event way back in 2014. The band started by covering bands like Ascend the Hill, Citizens, Modern Post, and Kenosis before writing their own material. The New York-based band released a four-song EP (Able to Enable) in 2015. After that, other life events took the front seat and put new music on the back burner. However, now in 2022, Second Adam is back and finishing up their debut full-length album, Pilgrim's Progress. The first single from this release is "Let Sinners Fly."

The first thing you notice is that moody indie/alternative rock sound is back, but the production is better this time around (not that it was bad for the original EP). In particular, the guitars sound thicker and that really works for this sound. Fans of the indie rock sound should definitely be on board with the musical side of Second Adam & the New Creations. Vocally, things are spot-on as well and sound perfect for the genre. Lyrically, "Let Sinners Fly" is Christ-centric and talks of Jesus drawing sinners to Him. "Oh change these wretched hearts of our and give them life divine. Then shall our passions and our powers, oh Lord, by thine" is the refrain sung in the chorus.

This first single is a great step for Second Adam & the New Creations after a seven-year break. The music is great and still relevant today. I'm certainly looking forward to hearing more of Pilgrim's Progress, and fans of this type of indie rock should be following this band.

- Review date: 8/26/22, written by Michael Weaver of Jesusfreakhideout.com



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JFH Indie Spotlight Review

 

. Record Label: None
. Album length: 1 track: 3 minutes, 20 seconds
. Street Date: September 2, 2022
. Buy It: iTunes
. Download It: AmazonMP3

  1. Let Sinners Fly (3:20)
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  • Jesus Freak Hideout (Michael Weaver): A lot of things have happened since your first EP released in 2015. Can you give us a brief synopsis of what has occurred over the past seven years finally leading to new music?

    Abram Germano: Family and my career have kept me very busy since the release of "Able to Enable." It's crazy to think how fast time flies by. Both my children are now in double digit years, my wife graduated with her masters in Nursing and is now a Nurse Practitioner. I've recently transitioned from a construction company I've been with for almost 20 years to a better opportunity in the same field, which is a huge change for me. I've been leading the worship at my local church and one song on the album, "Deliver Me", actually has made it into some corporate worship services.

  • JFH (Michael): Have any other members of the original line-up joined you for this album?

    Abram: I'm planning on having Tim Smajda play the keys for "Cool and the Flame," but other than that, all new collaborators for the production of Pilgrim's Progress. Siennah Yang played the piano on a few tracks, the flute on "A Sinner's Lament" and Josh Kim laid the drum track for "Deliver Me." Everything else on this album has been an online collaborative effort between myself and Clint Campbell from Surrender Studios. He's been great to work with and I look forward to creating more songs with him in the future.

  • JFH (Michael): Your bio mentioned bands like Ascend the Hill, Citizens, Modern Post, and Kenosis (I just found and really liked this EP by the way) as bands you were covering while writing your own music. Would you list any other bands as inspiration for your sound?

    Abram: A few other bands come to mind, like Rivers and Robots and Bellarive, but I think My Epic has probably inspired me the most since I started this project. They combine great talent with songs that often carry significant theological weight to them. That's what I want to do with my music. I want there to be high quality arrangement, performance & production but even more important to me is that my songs contain sound doctrinal truths that resonate with God's people.

  • JFH (Michael): What was it about "Let Sinners Fly" that made you mark it for your first single?

    Abram: I almost lost this song, but when I found the old demo I had of it, I just fixated on getting it out first. It's a timely prayer. Think of the work "fly" in the song as synonomous with the word "repent" and you'll get the sense of it. Essentially, I'm asking God to grant the people in my nation, myself included, repentant hearts that he might turn and have mercy upon us.

  • JFH (Michael): Can you explain what your plan is to release the new album, Pilgrim's Progress?

    Abram: I've decided to release 1 song per month until all 8 songs are released. All of them should be released by March of 2023.

  • JFH (Michael): Are you hoping to be able to play some shows or do any type of touring for your new material?

    Abram: Currently, this is a solo project but I do pray God would send some like-minded "New Creations" my way interested in playing and performing Second Adam & the New Creation songs live as a band.

  • JFH (Michael): It took 7 years, a lot of life events, a pandemic, and more to get to this point. I'm sure there was quite a bit of patience involved, but what has God taught you during this entire process?

    Abram: I've had some dark spiritual valleys to trod through and I think the album art for the upcoming "Pilgrim's Progress" release speaks to that. The Pilgrim in the cover art is seen walking in what could be described as a valley with deathly shadows but he has a light to guide his path. God's word is the light for the pilgrim, to guide his path. The word is a firm foundation when all else is shifting sands. God has taught me that not much grows on top of the mountains, but much growth is found in the valleys. I hope this journey I'm on bleeds through in my album and I pray it is a blessing to me.

     

     

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