Dear Diary (FM Static album)

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Dear Diary
Studio album by FM Static
Released April 7, 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Rock opera, pop punk, Christian rock
Length 32:28
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Aaron Sprinkle, Trevor McNevan
FM Static chronology
Critically Ashamed
(2006)Critically Ashamed2006
Dear Diary
My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!
(2011)My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Indie Vision Music 4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]
Sputnik Music 2/5 stars[3]

Dear Diary is a Christian rock opera, and the third studio album by the pop punk band FM Static. It was released on April 7, 2009 through Tooth & Nail Records.[4]

According to Trevor McNevan "It's a concept record, the entire album will be one story from beginning to end. It's based on a boy (and occasionally a girl) and their diary entries about what's going on in their lives. It deals with faith, doubt, love, death, and the honest questions that surround living and growing up in modern day culture. We're very pumped about this record and are excited to share it with you."[citation needed] The cover art was drawn by Worth Dying For guitarist Nathan Parrish.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by FM Static.

Album release
No. Title Length
1. "Boy Moves to a New Town With Optimistic Outlook" 3:42
2. "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling on the Outside" 3:37
3. "Boy Meets Girl (and Vice Versa)" 3:05
4. "Sometimes You Can Forget Who You Are" 3:16
5. "Man Whatcha Doin'?" 2:10
6. "The Voyage of Beliefs" (featuring Tricia Brock of Superchick) 3:16
7. "Her Father's Song" 3:25
8. "Take Me as I Am" 3:34
9. "Dear God" 3:50
10. "The Shindig (Off to College)" 2:55
Total length: 32:27

Prior to the album's release, the songs "Boy Moves to a New Town With Optimistic Outlook", "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling on the Outside", and "Take Me As I Am" were released on the band's MySpace page.[5]


  • Trevor McNevan - vocals, guitars
  • Steve Augustine - drums
  • Randy Torres - guitars
  • Adam Smith - piano


Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200 199[6]
US Christian Albums 16[7]
US Heatseeker Albums 6[8]


  1. ^ Indie Vision Music review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ Sputnik Music review
  4. ^ "FM Static – Dear Diary". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  5. ^ MySpace Blog
  6. ^ "FM Static Chart History - 200". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "FM Static Chart History - Christian Albums". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ "FM Static Chart History - Heatseekers". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2016.