John Cooper, the leader of grammys-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to “Watch Washington with Tony Perkins” about how music and his band’s music in particular affects the way people perceive the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Music is a fantastic vehicle. Music, what’s the right word for that? Music softens you up to hear what someone thinks about something you might not normally want to listen to. Now, what we have to realize, of course, is that it can be used for bad – it can be used for really bad things or it can be used for really good things. is that they constantly hear this pop music… Popular music or culture is so ungodly. It’s lawless. It just celebrates the absolute sexual revolution, I guess you would say – an abandonment, a liberation from Christianity, a specific liberation from Jesus Christ himself It is a celebration of sin.
“A lot of people say, ‘I don’t really listen to the lyrics,’ but the truth is, those lyrics get to you,” he continued. “So we want to do something that’s the opposite, you see, because I don’t believe music belongs to the devil. The devil doesn’t create music, he doesn’t own music. Music belongs to the Creator, and so we’re aiming to get into the culture, and through music we’re bringing music, art and rock music back, especially for me, under the subjection of the Lord Jesus Christ. belongs as we give glory to Him.”
Jeans added, “So I think there’s a great place for music to change people’s hearts because they listen to the beat, they listen to the melody and they go, ‘I like that.'” And then they shoot an interview with you and they hear me say what the song is about. And you never know how God can use that. God does amazing things through interviews – those little seeds of truth. That’s what we’re praying for.”
In various interviews over the years, Jeans said he “always had faith in God” and that his mother was a “Jesus fanatic”. He also said he was ready to put his career on the line to take a stand for Christ.
SKILLETthe last album of, “Domination”, was released on January 14 via Atlantic. Produced by Kevin Churko (DAD CARDS, DISTURBED, FIVE-FINGER DEATH) with songs written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Kevin Churko and Kane Churko, the LP was created 100% remotely between the band’s tour dates, home studio in Wisconsin, and the Churkos‘ in Las Vegas.
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