Sometimes it's best not to know everything "they're" talking about, regardless of who "they" happens to be.

Stockholm Syndrome Derek Webb
Derek Webb, on/off/on-again/off-again/on again? lead singer for Caedmon's Call, has just digitally released his newest, highly anticipated and apparently label disconcerting solo album, Stockholm Syndrome.  Interesting title, especially when you consider what it means.

I follow Derek on Twitter, and when I saw this tweet back in May, I followed the link to his site and realized trouble was a' brewin' (that link is now directed to his store).  On a polemically-littered path seeded with contention, there appears to be dispute between he and his record label over inclusion of a song or two.  It's not difficult to figure out at least one of them….

I like people with conviction.  I applaud those who seek God in choosing their mountains to die on.  I'm grateful for those who speak on behalf of those whose voice is marginalized or non-existent. 

That's pretty much how I see Derek.  I wrote about him forever ago and this–

"There are two great lies that I've heard: ‘the day you eat of the
fruit of that tree, you will not surely die’ and that Jesus Christ was
a white, middle-class republican and if you wanna be saved you have to
learn to be like Him” (from "A King & A Kingdom”, album Mockingbird)

remains one of my favorite lines in the history of music. 

The dubitable nature of the album's birth, coupled with management-eyes blinded to Webb Vision, compelled me to listen to the tempestuously controversial "What Matters More?"

And then, oddly, I thought of Prince's "Controversy" from back in the day…interesting juxtaposition, no?

Lyrics "What Matters More" - Derek Webb & "Controversy" = Prince

Feel free to chime in…I'm especially curious about your response to "What Matters More". 


Related ~

If you're interested in purchasing Stockholm Syndrome prior to its official September release, Derek has even been creative with tiered options.

Derek's blog

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