Christianity music needs the variety that will rest it from the clutches of perpetual sameness. Erskin’s first album, Blind Eye, is different and in this case we believe different is good.
I carry no brief for false doctrine and whack doctrine. I would rather be judged musically by the artistry of the project and doctrinally by the truth that is heralded. For the novice that does not know where to start find the Five Points of Calvin as fast as possible and then sit and soak in the sovereignty of God.
This project like so many almost died on the altar of good intentions. This album is seven years in the making. The transition from concept to CD was a road fraught with disaster. At first lyrics were developed and other artists were brought in to play guitar. When those artist left the task it was then up to me to learn guitar. When that task was completed there was recording, which for a modest budget meant buying the equipment to do it myself, which meant learning how to record and produce. From software incidents to computer crashes to delayed schedules a lesser album would have met its death. Yet, this album is the result of the fact that the Lord said make an album. It does not matter if this album is the next great award-winning album, great satisfaction has come from its completion. This album is yet another tool to combat a culture that is antagonistic toward the Gospel. Whereas the song entitled “Blind Eye” is for Christian ears, the song titles “Purpose of Life” is for the non-believer. If the song “Set Free” is for the more mature than the song “B 4 Master” is definitely for the young. This multi-generational hip-temporary album has something for everyone.
Blind Eye is an album that was created because Christianity and the state of Christian music is in flux. Christianity needs the lyrics and energy of Blind Eye to move us from complacency into action. We are called to demonstrate the glory of God in every area of our lives, thus we cannot turn a Blind Eye to the needs of people around us.