A random hero could be anyone
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It was the release of the ‘Tension’ album by Denver-based rock band Random Hero which finally brought them to the attention of xRhythms listeners.
Their pulsating 'Weight Of The World' and 'Public Enemy' have now had the xRhythms thumbs up.
On the release of ‘Tension’, the band’s frontman Aaron Watkins spelt out the reason for their music making.
I really want people to walk away with a sense of hope.
“Our goal is to always shine the hope [God’s] given us, even in our roughest moments. Know that it’s ok to feel hurt, pain and tension, but it’s also ok to heal and let go. I really want people to walk away with a sense of hope and empowerment. If we can do it, you can do it too.”
As well as Watkins, who joined Random Hero in 2006, the band consists of Micah Labrosse (lead guitar), Rob “Los” McDonough (bass) and Patrick Madsen (drums).
Before the release of ‘Tension’, the undoubted highlight of Random’s career was the EP ‘Breakdown’. It was released in 2011 and produced by Ben Kasica of Skillet who, as any follower of Christian rock will know, are one of the biggest rock teams – Christian or non-Christian – currently gigging and recording.
Watkins vividly remembers his encounter with the Skillet stars after Random Hero had played a theme park.
Random Hero are huge fans of Skillet.
Random Hero signed an exclusive production contract with Kasica. Said Watkins, "It is a great honour that Ben has chosen to work with Random Hero. Not only is Ben highly respected for his producing talents, but all the members of Random Hero are huge fans of Skillet."
In a recent interview on The Christian Beat website, Aaron explained the band’s unusual name.
“The name Random Hero derived from the fact that none of us are in the military or [are] police officers or firefighters, the heroes that we all look at and admire. Being in the band, we are in a situation where the best way we can be a hero is [to] go out and share how we found Jesus and love on everyone.
A random hero could be anyone.
"So a random hero could be anyone, and it’s just about doing the small things because you don’t know where people are at. So just holding a door for somebody or buying a coffee. It’s just about being intentional about doing good for others.”