Grace Alone Records
"80 Years" doesn't fit into the casual molds of music. It's rock-n-roll
by nature, but with a guitar rock emphasis. I keep thinking of the Wallflowers
when I want it to compare it to something. Very profound writing and captivating
rhythms that are poetic is the simplest terms I can use to describe it.
The title track which was written with John's brother in mind, at the
time his brother was not saved, points to the question of what are we
to do without faith when our time has come. The chorus is memorable and
uncompromising, "I hope you'll lose the world and gain your soul - I think
you might've lost control along your way - Life's only 80 years and then
its gone - How you gonna carry on without your faith?"
John Cox is a musically gifted. His gifts were honed while playing in
bars and clubs. During a mysterious jogging trip John came to realize
that things in his life were really pointless, shortly after he had written
his first worship song. These past experiences have given John a wealth
of materials to write about. Again very deep and artful.
John's music was so artful that he believed it was hindering him. Unable
to obtain a recording contract John started his own company called Grace
Alone Records, referring to Ephesians 2:8-9. John's music will be distributed
through Grassroots Music Distribution which helped launch the careers
of others like Caedmon's Call, Bebo Norman, and Waterdeep. Very good company