Future of Forestry is a little band from San Diego, California who have recently released their album Twilight. Apparently, the inspiration for the band’s name, Future of Forestry, came from a C.S. Lewis poem. And that should tell you something right there. How many rock bands today read C.S. Lewis?
Future of Forestry does not seem to be marketing themselves as a Christian alternative rock band. At least not strictly. But Future of Forestry’s music is definitely spiritually inspired. If phrases like “give God all the glory” are not in your vocabulary, Future of Forestry may not be your thing.
However, to their credit, Future of Forestry does extend their reach beyond the Christian listeners. Their sound is very appealing. The lead singer of Future of Forestry, Eric Owyoung’s vocals are beautifully soothing. The guitars, bass, and drums just all come together for Future of Forestry to create a sound that is as pure as the Caribbean Sea on a sunny day. Every time you pop Twilight into your CD player, you just want to dive in and soak it all up. Future of Forestry’s Twilight is just a beautifully constructed album by some very talented musicians.
Not only does Future of Forestry have a sound that is pleasing to the ears, but their lyrics are rather profound as well. As the album plays on, as you might expect from a Christian influenced band, you get the sense that Twilight is personal and the lyrics are sincere. Twilight is an album that some people won’t simply just listen to, or enjoy; but one where they will definitely connect with the music on a meaningful level.
I have heard many people comparing Future of Forestry to the likes of U2 and Coldplay. I think that is a little bit of a stretch, but there are some similarities in sound. And Future of Forestry definitely has promise.
The CD itself contains fifteen tracks; of which it is difficult for me to pick an outright favorite track. But if you are little hesitant about purchasing Future of Forestry’s music because you don’t normally listen to Christian music, I would recommend dropping four bucks on the tracks Open Wide, Twilight, All I Want and Gazing; and see if their music speaks to you. Open Wide is uplifting. Twilight is beautiful. All I Want is haunting. And I love the ambiance of Gazing. Those are the four I would go with; however, Speak to me Gently is one of their more popular songs off the album.
Future of Forestry – Twilight was released by Credential Recordings. The band members of Future of Forestry are as follows: Eric Owyoung – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard; Nick Maybury – guitar, background vocals, keyboard; Luke Floeter – bass; and Spencer Kim – drums.