I know I’ve posted a lot of Teen Daze on here, but with his upcoming new release due out in less then two weeks I thought I’d share one more.
Teen Daze has been a busy man, weekly releasing tracks off his newest LP titled The Inner Mansions. I for one can’t wait for the new album, and it’s been great getting to listen to it in pieces on his Soundcloud page. The most recent track released is called “The Heart of God,” and it continues with a lot of the down-tempo, ambient stuff that Teen Daze has been shifting to as of late. Much in the vein of some other ambient artists like Godspeed You Black Emperor.
One thing I’ve noticed is that there have been a lot of searches on the web for “Christian Chillwave,” or “Is Teen Daze Christian?” Now, I don’t have the answer to if Teen Daze is Christian, and I’m not sure about Christian Chillwave. What I do know is that God has created us in our image, and we are living in a world filled with his beauty. We as humans are constantly trying to connect with the beauty around us, and I think that’s where worship begins. Music is one way, that we as humans can relate to this amazing gift of creation. Expressing this beauty through musical notes and sounds that point back to the creator. So if music reminds us that we are surrounded by an amazing God, and brings us closer to him then yeah…maybe it is Christian Chillwave/Electronic/Whatever type of music it is.
As for Teen Daze, “The Heart of God,” is a beautiful song and when I listen to it I can’t help but think of our Creator. His relationship with God is his own personal issue, not a reason why I pick up his albums. With that in mind, check out the track below.