Sanctus Real is one of those bands that I’ve always heard about and knew who they were without ever owning any of their CDs or really knowing their music. I’m always looking to get acquainted with bands better so when I was offered the chance to review their new CD Run I couldn’t wait to jam out to it!

After reading other fan reviews of the CD it seems that as a band Sanctus Real has had an evolution similar to that of Kutless which I described in my last review of their CD–they started out as a more edgy off-of-mainstream Christian band but have developed over the years to have more a Christian Radio sound and vibe. Personally, however, I think in Run Sanctus Real does a perfect job of this!
Smooth and rocking, kind of rock, kind of pop, kind of modern country this CD encompasses all my favorite vibes and rolls all of that into twelve great songs that also have great, bold, non cookie-cutter (for most songs) lyrics.

My favorite songs on the CD are Commitment which is one of the best love songs I’ve ever heard and Nothing Between.

Here are some of the lyrics from those two:

Commitment

It’s no mystery what the difference is between a love that lasts and one that’s caving in. 
It takes more than a feeling if you want to survive in a world that blurs the line between wrong and right, trades True Love for a sacrifice.
…..
I want to finish, the way we started. 
Just two broken souls clinging onto Jesus.
We’ve seen his faithfulness and grace, I want to love you that way.

Such a beautiful picture of what true love really is–*swoon*

Nothing Between

When I’m watching the walls burn to the ground around me
I just want to know what it is you’re trying to show me

I will walk through the fires of life 
I will wait in the darkest of night
I will follow you into the fight if that’s where you lead me
I don’t know what you want me to see
But I know where you want me to be
Close to you, Nothing between

I love the play on the old hymn “nothing between my soul and the Savior” while it makes it much more relatable and real–simply great!

Personally I am now in love with Santcus Real and I can’t wait for their next album! If you’d like to see other reactions-especially from the die hard fans don’t forget to hop on over to Amazon to listen to snippets to see what you think!

Nicole Elliott