Bad Religion released a reimagined version of its 1990 humanist anthem “Faith Alone”. The re-recording uses an uncharacteristic orchestral arrangement to further accentuate the song’s remarkably relevant lyrics. The point of this re-recording is to emphasize the song’s emotional power and intensely relevant message.
“Faith Alone’ was particularly relevant for this moment,” says singer and co-songwriter Greg Graffin. “For me, it exemplifies what’s special about the band, which is that we write songs that go to the spiritual and intellectual aspects of human existence.”
Brett Gurewitz, who added guitar to the track agrees. “I think the message of ‘Faith Alone’ really resonates with everything that’s happening right now. Racial injustice, Trump, the COVID pandemic, the rejection of science, none of these things can be solved by burying our heads in the sand. We’ve always believed problems can be solved through reason and action, not faith and prayer. It’s what we’ve been writing about since the band started.”
In addition, the band will release its autobiography, “Do What You Want: The Story Of Bad Religion” on August 18th. It reveals the ups and downs of the band’s 40-year career, from their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage. It also includes rare photos and never-before-seen material from their archives. You can now pre-order it on the band’s website.