Steel City RevivalJantina de Haan again goes Beyond the Song to talk to Steel City Revival about their single, “Cain’s Blood.” As per their Facebook page, Steel City Revival is an Alabama based, all male Southern gospel quartet. Members include BT Thomas, Greg Carter, Dustin Bearden, and Keith Wix. You can also find them on the web HERE.
Tell us the story behind the lyrics of “Cain’s Blood.”
“‘Cain’s Blood’ paints a picture of the real-life struggle of good and evil in someone’s life. It starts with the story of a good parent and an evil parent. The picture it presents of a good mother vs. a bad father is, sadly, a real-life problem that plays out in the lives of some children every day.
“The second verse takes the song in the direction of the person looking at themselves internally. It deals with the battle that we all fight within ourselves. We all have an internal struggle and secrets that need to be laid out before God for forgiveness.
“The bridge and the end of the song provide the ultimate answer for all conflict with evil. Whether that conflict is within yourself, or externally, the only answer is to, as the song says, ‘hit your knees and pray.’ The reason the song means what it does is that it points to the fact that to overcome evil, one must pray.”
Why did you put it on your latest album?
“We put it on the album because, of course, of the message. However, it has a great groove and a sound that is not heard very much right now in this industry. The music gives a spooky feel that adds to the allure of the song. Darren Morton at GAT 3 did a fantastic job helping make this arrangement of ‘Cain’s Blood.’”
Thanks so much to Jantina de Haan for going Beyond the Song to tell us about “Cain’s Blood.”