“I Never Knew You,” the sophomore radio single from Creative Soul Records group Falcone Rising, is impacting Christian radio stations nationwide this week. Falcone Rising’s debut single, “The Sixth Hour Ballad of St. Dismas,” landed at #1 on the Christian Radio Chart in September.
Both singles come from the self-titled Christian Rock concept album from classically-trained musician and successful surgeon, John Falcone. With the assistance of Creative Soul Records founder Eric Copeland, Falcone (guitars) assembled an all-star list of talent including Jason Fowler (lead vocals), Jonathan Crone (programming, guitars), Adam Nitti (bass) and Tony Morra (drums). Falcone served as the primary songwriter and Crone took the helm of the album’s production.
Falcone Rising features a Biblical basis of composition, with every song inspired by specific Bible verses. In the case of “I Never Knew You,” AlphaOmegaNews called the single “…a powerful reminder of Matthew 7:13-23 and the penalties of simply going through the motions of your faith and never really having your heart set on Christ. It’s a commanding guitar driven track that speaks volumes.”
“’I Never Knew You’ addresses the finality of judgment, the eternal implications, and a very important point that a works-based approach is critically flawed,” says Falcone.
“This song is really about me,” adds Falcone. “I used to be the man in the song. Had I died years ago, I would have listed a bunch of ‘good things’ I did as evidence of my salvation. But, I would have been rightfully judged to eternal damnation, with ‘I Never Knew You’ as the final words I would ever hear.”