The Anatomy of the Tongue In Cheek
Relient K is known for it's whimsically twisted music. They have and
display a serious sense of humor. Take for instance the song "Kickoff.
To paraphrase, 'I hope you like us or you will be using this CD as a Frisbee.'
Musically, Relient K is to Christian Music what Green Day is to secular
music. Most of their songs are just for fun, but they connect and young
listeners will catch the groove. "Sadie Hawkins Dance" is a stand out
track that's just for fun. "Down In Flames" however, is a bit (understatement)
more in depth. Telling a story of Christian's pointing the finger at other
Christian's and Non-Christian's alike, condemning each other and evoking
a "Christian civil war."
This sophomore release from Relient K is an important turning point for
the band. Maintaining their "Tongue In Cheek" style, yet maturing in proclaiming
their faith through music.