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In a culture bombarded with sensuality, violence, drugs, and depression, Divine Addiction sets itself apart with a positive message of hope found in God. They drive home a message of redemption and saving grace while dealing with relevant life issues. Influences range from The Foo Fighters and Switchfoot, to Anberlin and Chevelle, while still maintaining a unique sound and progressive style.
Divine Addiction began as a group of friends serving in their local church’s youth group. The lineup has evolved over the years, but the message remains the same “…that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints.” (1 Corinthians 16:15, KJV)
“Music is a powerful tool for reaching the youth for Christ, and it’s very important that the music, as well as the message, be relevant to the kids we’re trying to reach” says bass guitarist Riq Palacios. elevant it is, as anyone who has attended their live shows can attest to!
The bottom line is that Divine Addiction is here to shake things up in the local scene. They have boldly proclaimed the love of Jesus in a variety of venues, including coffee houses, bars, block parties and youth groups. “All I am and hope to be, all I ever wish to see, everything inside of me is all for You…” from their song “In Your Honor” sums up their message and desire to serve God. “We’re passionate about seeing kids get connected with God in a real, life changing way. Too often I see kids in church, just going through the motions because their parents make them go,” says Riq, who along Scott, work in their church’s youth group. “It’s sad, because many times kids in church graduate from high school, and leave the church for good once they go off to college. They never had a real relationship with God for themselves; they were just going through the motions.”
And it looks like if Divine Addiction has any say in the matter, the world will get a taste of what is real.