GRAMMY-nominated band Building 429 announces “Different,” their newest song that was the No. 1 most added on the Billboard AC Indicator chart in its first week. Distinctive from previous Building 429 hit songs, “Different,” co-written with lead singer Jason Roy’s 14-year old daughter, Haven, came about in a unique way.
Jason Roy and his daughter Haven “How the powerful anthem came to be,” Roy shares, “I walked upstairs late one night and heard my daughter playing something new on the piano and was almost stopped in my tracks. ‘Different…why can’t they see it’s hard to be so different.’ Simple lyrics that just wrecked me. Here my 14-year-old was singing the words that matched a thousand thoughts in my 40-year-old head.”
“We immediately started working on it and as we were writing we began talking about how God loves different…He loves variety, how the world is amazing because of how different every part of it is, and that maybe, just maybe the differences between us are actually a gift. Maybe we shouldn’t hide who we really are. Maybe our scars are a story that testifies that nothing is wasted so we don’t have to hide. My words of encouragement to her were simple…Stand your ground, don’t back down, and you’ll be proud of who you’ll become, daring to fail, willing to fall… but sweetheart, don’t ever run from who you are.”
Along with releasing “Different” this summer, Building 429 began the year with their multi-top charting and RIAA-certified Gold single “Where I Belong” landing on Billboard’s Top 10 Songs Of The Decade. Additionally, their song “Fear No More,” released earlier this year, became one of the biggest singles from an independent artist to hit Christian radio. With an astounding 35 adds in its debut week, “Fear No. More” hit No. 4 on Billboard’s National Christian Airplay chart and remained Top 5 for nine weeks.