Godspeed EP

Godspeed EP

"Infobox Album | Name = Godspeed EP
Type = EP
Artist = Anberlin

Released = Flagicon|USA December 26, 2006
Recorded = 2006
Seattle, Washington
Genre =

Alternative rock

Length = 8:58
Label = Tooth & Nail Records
Producer = Aaron Sprinkle
Reviews = * "Jesus Freak Hideout" Rating|4|5 [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/GodspeedEP.asp link] | Last album = "Never Take Friendship Personal"
This album = "Godspeed EP"
Next album = "Cities"

Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = Anberlin singles
Type = Single
Last album = "Paperthin Hymn"
This album = "Godspeed"
Next album = "The Unwinding Cable Car"

"Godspeed EP" is the first EP (and third release overall) by the band Anberlin. It was December 26, 2006, though it was originally proposed to be released two days later. Included in the EP are two tracks. The first track is "Godspeed," the first single of their third album "Cities", released on February 20, 2007.


Singer Stephen Christian discussed the meaning of Godspeed in an interview:

It's about different stories through rock and roll history where drugs played a major downfall or death in the persona's life, such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Nico, Moon, Vicious, etc. It's selfish and tiring. I feel that "rock stars" start believing their own hype and begin on an egocentric journey that inevitably ends in destruction.
[cite web|url=http://www.beatthescene.com/interviews/anberlin.html|title=Anberlin interview at BeatTheScene.com]

He also stated in another interview that "Godspeed" was the hardest song of "Cities" to record, stating,

I think 'Godspeed' was the most difficult [song to record] . Not as much lyrically but it got frustrating because we couldn't figure out the chorus to the song. We may have come up with literally like 15 choruses. Or I did, it was just rough and it turned out all right! [ [http://rushhourscenes.blogspot.com/2007/05/stephen-christian-lead-singer-of.html Rush Hour Scenes Interview] ]

Track listing

Godspeed EP

# "Godspeed" - 3:04
# "The Haunting" - 5:54

Godspeed 7"

#"The Unwinding Cable Car"

Music Video

A music video was filmed for "Godspeed", and features the band performing the song in a forest amid many special effects.


External links

* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=qB2S_pcx-oA Watch the music video for "Godspeed"]

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