Something Holy

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"Something Holy"
Single by Stellar Kart
from the album Everything Is Different Now
Released March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre CCM, hard rock, electronic pop
Length 2:58
Label INO
Writer(s) Adam Agee, Ian Eskelin, Douglas McKelvey[2]
Stellar Kart singles chronology
"We Shine" (2009) "Something Holy"
(2010)
"Everything Is Different Now" (2011)
Music sample

"Something Holy" is the first single by Stellar Kart from the album Everything Is Different Now, released on 9 March 2010. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Christian CHR charts for two weeks[3] and remaining at number 23 for eighteen weeks.[4]

Background and composition[edit]

The verses are set in the key of C minor and the chorus in E major. The key shifts to D minor after the second chorus and back to E major for the final chorus. The song uses various electronic instruments including a synthesiser throughout the majority of the song. The verses contain an electro-pop structure and the chorus a combination of traditional hard rock and pop-punk.

"Something Holy" was the only song on "Everything Is Different Now" to be released after the initial release of the album. Lead vocalist Adam Agee said that the record label asked them to write one more "original" song.[5] They wrote several songs, all of which they did not believe were suitable for the album's theme, which according to Agee is about "encouragement and how are we living different now as believers."[5] This inspired Agee to write this song, which he did with Ian Eskelin and Douglas McKelvey.[2]

Lyrically, the song speaks of how all people are born incomplete, and are born to be a part of something bigger. Agee explained to Kevin Davis of New Release Tuesday, "The theme of this song is that although we’re going to go through tough times as believers God tells us that now we’re part of something holy. So we wanted to write a song that professed that truth." [5] Agee also explained to Air 1, "It's a song of encouragement for people. Whatever I'm going through, I'm meant to be a part of something bigger than just my little struggle." [6]

Chart (2010) Peak Position
Billboard Christian CHR 2[3]
Billboard Christian Songs 37[7]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Something Holy:Stellar Kart". Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.com, Inc. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Everything Is Different Now". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Christian/Gospel". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). 9 October 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Billboard.com (11 September 2010). "Something Holy- Stellar Kart". Billboard.com. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Davis, Kevin (4 October 2010). "#152 - "Something Holy" by Stellar Kart". Davis, Kevin. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stellar Kart - Something Holy > Air1 Radio, Positive, Alternative Music". Air 1. 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Christian/Gospel". Billboard (Nielson Business Media, Inc.). June 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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