“Although we may not understand those things, the point is that we have an alternate ending in Christ.”

Yesterday (October 31) was Ruben’s birthday, and the entire crew on The Struggle Tour celebrated – click below to open some photos from the party:

      

There’s only 18 days left until the end of The Struggle Tour – guys, you do NOT want to miss this one. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, click HERE to grab ’em before they’re gone! Check out some photos by Will Bucquoy from Tenth’s October 23 show in CA, and click HERE for the full gallery:

 

Photo Credit: Will Bucquoy

Photo Credit: Will Bucquoy

Photo Credit: Will Bucquoy

Photo Credit: Will Bucquoy

The popular christian music website Jesus Freak Hideout posted a new interview with Jeff from shortly after The Struggle released. Read an excerpt below and click HERE for the entire article:

JFH (Cortney): Yeah I noticed that while listening to “Losing,” it switched up keys a bit. That’s cool how you guys were able to switch that up.

Jeff: Yeah, it’s cool because it changed from an interesting situation. A radio station had asked us to write a song based on fans submitting stories. It was kind of like “Submit your story and Tenth Ave will write a song about it.” And we got all these stories, and they were all pretty much about the same thing, about people having a hard time forgiving someone, something, or a situation that had happened to them, and letting go of that. So we wrote the song “Losing” about that. About how you’re being offended twice, almost, but that doesn’t necessarily let us off the hook. In writing that song, we were like, “This isn’t going to go on the record, it’s just going to go to this one radio station for a spell and then it’ll be done, so let’s just have fun.” So we were like, “What have we always wanted? A big gospel choir.” *laughs* “You just modulated that rap into a minor key, let’s keep it!” We weren’t necessarily like, “This should come in here, and radio’s gonna want this, and radio’s gonna want that. Let’s just have fun.” And I guess it turned out for the better, because we got to keep it on the record, and everyone wanted it as a single, so that was pretty encouraging.

JFH (Cortney): Man, that’s really cool. I didn’t know that about the song. So, aside from “Losing,” any other songs on the record that sticks out as a personal favorite?

Jeff: Yeah, I think “Don’t Stop The Madness” is a band favorite. That was actually the first song we had all written together, and I guess it was last year in January. I think musically, sonically, the way it turned out on the record, and what the song says, it just feels like the perfect storm to everyone’s personal preference in the band. It’s basically a prayer, “God, whatever it takes, bring me closer to you.” Because, I guess, so many people will expect God to work in certain ways, and when things aren’t going well, they’re like, “It’s not in God’s will and something’s wrong with your faith, and you need to try harder, and do this and do that, and God will bless you.” But sometimes, how do you explain when a strong believer gets cancer, you know? Or when someone in your congregation’s faith goes through a trial? I mean, look at Job, it’s all over that God works to His glory. Although we may not understand those things, the point is that we have an alternate ending in Christ. And as you sanctify in His workings, it may not all make sense, but in the end, it will. So if it draws us closer to the Lord, then that’s what He’s going to do. He’s going to strip us of our idols. So anyway, that song’s just important to the band, and we just love it, and we’re playing it live on the tour, and it’s going over really well, so we’re just stoked about that one.

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