Today, we sat down with Colton Reed from Buried Above to talk about their newest song, It’s Never Too Late coming out soon!
Tell us about Buried Above.
Buried Above is a project I was inspired to create after taking songwriting lessons with Josiah Prince and Andrew Stanton of Disciple. I’ve been a big fan of the band since I found them in 2014, so having the people that I looked up to most in this music industry/ministry has really been a surreal privilege. The name is derived from Colossians 2:12, “having been buried with him in baptism, you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead” The old version of you is dead and buried, and through faith in Christ we are called to rise above the standards of this world and to set our sights on a higher calling.
You are about to release, It’s Never Too Late, tell us about this song.
Suicide is a very real issue, much more so today than it has been. I want people to know that there is a hope, you are not alone. These battles that we fight every day seem big, but our God is so much bigger than what we face. A lot of us like to think of ourselves as independent, but in reality, with the introduction of social media and other forms of technology, we could not be more dependent. If you’re struggling, do not isolate yourself. Tell someone you trust, and get spiritual guidance. A lot of the time we deal with problems on a surface level, when the real issues are deeper.
When can we look forward to the release?
The song will be released to radio and all major digital outlets on September 21, 2020.
Will there be music or lyric video?
There is a music video coming! I worked with a close set of friends on it. I have Joel Burris, and Adrienne Beacco specifically to thank for all they did to help me bring out the best for this release. The video will premiere on the same day of our release on Spaceuntravel then on our Facebook page.
When do you think you will tour again?
I’d love to tour, some bands are getting some harsh blowback for touring under the restrictions, and I feel like it will be a long time before that judgment goes away. The reality is, for some of these bands, this is their only Job, and it was taken from them. Also, it isn’t just about the music or the money with Christian rock music. Yes, it’s a business, but at the end of the day, it’s more about the ministry. The world really needs the gospel to be spread right now. There are a few bands that I collaborated with besides Disciple on this album. (If you follow Josiah’s or Andrew’s Socials, you might have caught some of them! I’d love to be able to support them on a tour if it’s in God’s plan for us to work together again.
Any more collaborations in the studio at The Ranch?
Always! The Ranch is one of my go-to’s. There are plans for future work for sure, though no writing has been done quite yet!
What are some ways fans can support Buried Above?
You can visit our social media sites and follow us for all our updates. I am most active on my Facebook page.
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Editors Note: If you have suicidal thoughts and do not have a support group please seek help. Text TWLOHA to 741741 (US and Canada) or SHOUT to 85258 (UK) – Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. More resources available at To Write Love On Her Arms