3 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES – A Kevin Max Countdown Retrospective: “Believer”

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Kevin Max’s newest project, BROKEN TEMPLES, will officially be released on March 10. I’ll be counting down the remaining days to the release of the album on this page with a post each day exploring and celebrating, in no particular order, some of his prior creative ventures.


Kevin Max on stage with Will McGinniss, Jared Byers, and Dwayne Larring as Audio Adrenaline, October 2013, Shallotte, NC. photo by Mark Rockwell

Kevin Max on stage with Will McGinniss, Jared Byers, and Dwayne Larring as Audio Adrenaline, October 2013, Shallotte, NC. Photo: Mark Rockwell

“Believer” was the second single from the 2013 Audio Adrenaline album KINGS & QUEENS. As noted in a prior Broken Temples countdown post that featured the song “Kings & Queens”, Max teamed up in 2012 with original Audio Adrenaline members Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss to write and record an album and tour as a relaunched version of Audio Adrenaline in order to raise awareness and support for the non-profit organization the band started in 2004 to care for orphaned and abandoned children in Haiti called The Hands & Feet Project. Max’s tenure with the band did just that.

“Believer” continued to carry the torch of radio airplay success that “Kings & Queens” first earned for the Max-lead version of Audio Adrenaline. As I noted in my original review of the album, the song itself was one that didn’t necessarily wow me, at first, but, the passion of Max’s vocal performance (and later, a developed personal connection to the message in the lyrics) won me over (“Oh, here I stand, all alone, waiting on you, waiting on you!….”). The song’s success flew on the coattails of Max’s vocal performance and the powerful message of faith in God’s providence. In fact, “Believer” remains popular and in rotation on Christian radio now, two years after being released.

It’s my pleasure to present the official video for the song, but, in addition to it, a separate version that I made to showcase some highlights of from my first trip to serve at The Hands & Feet Project‘s Children’s Village in Grand Goave, Haiti, in January, 2014. Interestingly, it was less than a week after I returned from that trip that Max, along with Jared Byers, Dwayne Larring, Will McGinniss, and Mark Stuart made the trip down to spend time with the kids that live there and take part in the work of the Hands & Feet Project, an organization that Kevin Max continues to root for and support today.

The official Audio Adrenaline Video for “Believer”

Highlights from my week with The Hands & Feet Project featuring “Believer”


Stream the new album BROKEN TEMPLES at New Release Tuesday


Read my personal explanation about why I feel the way I do about the music and poetry of Kevin Max.


OTHER FEATURED SONGS IN THE KEVIN MAX RETROSPECTIVE:

4 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Get On Yer Bike”

5 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Consume Me” & “Save Me”

6 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “21st Century Darlings”

7 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Just Between You And Me”

8 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Kings & Queens”

9 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “When He Returns”

10 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Day By Day”

11 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Existence”

12 Days Until BROKEN TEMPLES: “Alas My Love/The Hard Way”

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