Save us from comfort and paper religion. Derek Loux's comment on the cover of his latest release, Paper Religion, sets the tone for the entire CD. The honest lyrics masterfully communicate a sense of longing for the presence of God and for abandonment to Him, loving Him at any cost. From the tenderness of "You'll Be Home Tonight" to the jubilant energy of "Beautiful Dreamer" to the urgency of "Paper Religion," the entire project serves as an escort into a place of worship and devotion to seek the face of God.
The title track, "Paper Religion," expresses a deep yearning to stand as a friend of God in the most critical time of human history. The song moves back and forth from a quiet, heartfelt prayer to a powerful prophetic call to tarry with Jesus in the final hours of this age. Gripping lyrics and driving melodies propel this song forward, and one can hardly help but join in the cry to experience true friendship with the Lord.