Hanging On by a Thread

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Hanging On by a Thread
Studio album by The Letter Black
Released May 4, 2010
Genre Christian rock, nu metal, hard rock, alternative rock
Length 44:39
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Toby Wright, Rob Hawkings, Travis Wyrick
The Letter Black chronology
Breaking the Silence EP (2009)String Module Error: Match not foundString Module Error: Match not found Hanging On by a Thread (2010) Rebuild (2013)
Singles from Hanging On by a Thread (2010)
  1. "Best of Me"
    Released: Fall 2009
  2. "Hanging On by a Thread"
    Released: Winter 2009
  3. "Believe"
    Released: September 8, 2010[1]
  4. "Fire with Fire"
    Released: February 28, 2011

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Corezine.net 9/10 stars[3]
The Christian Manifesto (3.25/5)[4]
TheChristianRock20 4/5 stars[5]
ChristianMusicZine (B-)[6]
The NewReview 4/5 stars[7]
Alpha Omega News (B+)[8]
UltimateGuitar.com (8.7/10)[9]
Jesusfreakhideout.com 2/5 stars[10]
RockTheCross.net 7.5/10 stars[11]

Hanging On by a Thread is the second album by The Letter Black. It is their first album to be released on Tooth & Nail Records and their first album to not be released independently. The album was released on May 4, 2010 which has sold over 60,000 copies in the United States to date.[12]

The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

This album includes "Moving On", "Hanging On by a Thread", and "Best of Me" from the Breaking the Silence EP.

Album Release
No. Title Length
1. "Fire with Fire" 3:06
2. "Invisible" 3:20
3. "Hanging on by a Thread" 3:03
4. "Believe" 4:01
5. "There'll Come a Day" 3:23
6. "My Disease" 2:56
7. "I'm Just Fine" 2:50
8. "Best of Me" 3:46
9. "All I Want" 3:21
10. "Moving On" 3:39
11. "More to This" 4:21
12. "Care Too Much" 3:22
13. "Wounded" 3:25
Total length: 43:39
Deluxe Edition
No. Title Length
14. "Useless Alibis" 3:04
15. "Collapse" 3:37
16. "While You're Away" 4:45
17. "Away From Me" 3:37
18. "Perfect" 4:03
Total length: 19:06


The title track was released single off the "Breaking the Silence EP" in 2009 and it charted at #10 on Christianrock.net. [13] The second single song "Best of Me" charted in the Top 20 on the Weekend 22 chart.[14] The third single from the album, "Believe," was released in September 2010.[1] The band has made a music video for "Hanging on by a Thread", which features the band playing in a cluttered room. The band released Believe music video in iTunes on November 17, 2010, which features the band playing in a dark room, with screenshots of the silhouette of a cellist, and the band's lead singer, Sarah Anthony, escaping a dark room through a standalone door that leads into the light. The next single, "Fire With Fire," was released in February 2011 along with an accompanying music video.[15]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard 200[16] 183