"Oh they say that there is no condemnation / for those who love God / but oh, brother there is some other thing / between you and I.."
If one had to describe the Apostle Paul in a single word, it could be argued that the word would be "honest". Whether Paul was admonishing those who had fallen astray, encouraging the faithful, or sharing from his own faults, Paul was always honest. He spoke from the heart of a man who had been full of pride and self-righteousness, then broken and fearful, and subsequently rescued - but still susceptible to his past failures. If you were able to search the heart of Standing Small, they would hope you would find this same honesty. Open and sometimes brutal - their music speaks from that same self-aware brokenness, shame, and hopefulness. "Oh what I'm called to be / cannot be found in me / and the love I had has been lost at sea..." Having toured nearly non-stop for three years and nearing the completion of their second full-length record (with two EPs in between), Standing Small is growing more and more aware of their calling - to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in whatever form set before them As three, sometimes-four, sometimes-five young men, they strive to be less about music and more about the song they hear in the Word; less about rock'n'roll and more about Grace; and less about popularity and more about the hope that when people listen, whether they like them or not, those who hear would be encouraged to seek out and know the heart of Jesus Christ. "As I drown in all the things that define my heart / there's a love that exhales all I'm not."