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Chasing Furies is a sibling group made up of Sarah
Meeker, age 22, the group's chief songwriter and vocalist, older brother
Joshua, age 24, the band's lead guitarist who also writes and
sings, and younger sister Rachel, age 18, who also sings.
The three have been playing music all their lives, but the
band really began to gel when Sarah discovered songwriting.
"Josh had always been the writer in the family, and I had
always just sang backup for him," recalls Sarah. "When
I started writing, I felt silly; I had just learned to play
the guitar so I could write songs, and here Josh is this phenomenal
guitarist." Embarrassed to showcase her fledgling efforts
before the entire family, Sarah asked younger sister Rachel
to sing back-up at a local coffee house open mic night. Both
were encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response, and
asked Josh to join them for a return engagement. And so Chasing
Furies was born.
Their debut album is entitled With Abandon.
Comments on Chasing Furies: one of the most musically creative
Christian bands I've come across. Their lyrics are poetic and
searching, baring the soul. The songs seem to circle around
themes of the pain of living in this world and the struggle
to be understood by others, countered with the pure ecstasy
and joy of having hope in Jesus. This album is a beautiful work
of art, and as it is largely introspective, moves the listener
to look closer into his or her own faith.
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Abandon - 1999
Fans of Chasing Furies rave of the band's amazingly
beautiful harmonies, hearfelt and honest lyrics, and
unique and bold sound on this, their only CD. Thirty-one
reviews on amazon.com average 4 1/2 stars, and many
of the reviewers say they wish more had heard this
incredibly talented group.
2: Throw Me
3: I Would Drown
4: Fair Night's Longing
6: I Surrender
7: Romance Me
8: Writhe For Hearing
10: Whisper Softly
11: Wait Forever