Building 429 Different
Written by Rachael on 8th August 2020
Building 429 is an American Christian rock band from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Their name is derived from a Biblical passage known as Ephesians 4:29, which, in the New International Version of the Bible, reads as follows: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” The band members originated from Snyder Memorial Baptist Church and various areas in North Carolina as well as Texas.
Lead vocalist Jason Roy on “Different”
“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 fourteen-year-old was singing the words that matched a thousand thoughts in my forty-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 testify 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.”