The Outsiders

Album: The Outsiders (2009)
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  • This is the title track of Christian rock band Needtobreathe's third album. Drummer Joe Stillwell explained the album title to Rock Bottom: "That's coming from a place of being comfortable with the notch that we've kind of carved out for ourselves in the music industry - or the one that we've found ourselves in more so. Coming from a small town in South Carolina where there's not a whole lot of music industry, and definitely not a whole lot of music scene - kind of having a little bit of a chip on our shoulders about that; the fact that we've been doing this for ten years and we've kind of had to work up through the ranks of a really long time and still not really feeling we're a hundred percent. We're kind of on the outside looking in a little bit, and we're comfortable with that - that's kind of where we'd like to be at this point; because that means we can do our own thing. We can make the music that we love and think about it without bringing other peoples opinions into it too much, and I think that's where the whole outsiders thing came from."

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