love, faith, hope.
released: May 26, 2011
1. Dear God - lyrics
2. 'Cause That's Just What I Do - lyrics
3. Man of Love, Build With Your Hands - lyrics
4. Beau- lyrics
5. (way too good) - lyrics
6. Didn't Put Anything Into Your Place (Ryanhood cover) - lyrics
7. Enough for Now - lyrics
8. to be alive. (demo) - lyrics
9. Swim (Jack's Mannequin cover) - lyrics
10. Tell Me, Mother - lyrics
11. Resolution - lyrics
12. Bonus Track: Dirt - lyrics
Love, Faith, Hope (also stylized as love, faith, hope.) draws its title from two places. First, the album covers the themes of love, faith, and hope. Second, it take its title from the Biblical verse 1 Corinthians 13:13--"And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." Obviously the order of the words in the album title differs from the Biblical passage. At the time of the album's release, I ordered the words as they seemed most important to me: first was love, second was faith, and third was hope. The tracks on the album aren't grouped and ordered based on theme (e.g. tracks 1-4 aren't about love, etc.) but each song can fit into a topic. I'd tell you how I group them, but maybe they speak to you differently.
This album continues with the patience I took with Latitude and the vocals and piano/guitar were tracked separately (though recorded simultaneously). It features two cover songs ("I Didn't Put Anything Into Your Place" by Ryanhood and "Swim" by Jack's Mannequin) because I felt they accurately conveyed the emotions I was feeling, and I wanted others to be introduced not only to those songs but to those artists' bodies of work; I highly recommend you check out Ryanhood and Jack's Mannequin.