As someone who’s never truly believed in God poetically poignant tracks like Jesus by Alexander Wolfe often speak to me on a larger scale than most other tracks do. It often asks the questions I myself have asked about my own belief but as time has gone I’ve come to realise that there’s a beauty in not believing that makes you look at life in away that no one else really can.
“The song is about how life is chaos, there is no divine plan, and how that’s actually pretty beautiful,” Alexander Wolfe explains. “I used to wish I believed in god sometimes when I was a kid, I remember thinking how much easier it would make things if I did, it just always felt like such a cop out to me. I don’t know what happens to us after we die, but I’m pretty sure there are no pearly gates.”
The track itself is a thing of beauty with a ethereal and, ironically, celestial production that creates this calming yet compelling atmosphere that captivates you throughout. Wolfe’s vocal captures the emotion behind the lyrics perfectly, every word he utters hits you like the final blow in a prize winning fight and the climax is just enchanting to witness. It’s just magnificent in every way possible.