P.O.D. has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million and a series of chart topping radio hits. For many of rock kin, they declared P.O.D. on ‘rock suicide’ when five years ago, P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval had a desire to renew and strengthen his long-held faith as a born-again Christian and he decided to step away from the multimillion-selling band he started 20 years ago. Now, P.O.D. are back and better than ever with a brand new album, “Murdered Love”.
Sonny and his longtime band mates will join the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival this summer alongside multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach. In the meantime, we caught up with Sonny to discuss the bands evolution of sound, to Christian views and values, to anime? You’ll just have to listen below!
Part 1: Impact of Satellite LP during the wake of 9/11 and how the message in ‘Murdered Love’ continues/Evolution of P.O.D.’s sound/
Part 2: Discussing Christian image in relation to music/Murdered Love video creative process/Being labelled a ‘Christian Rock Band’/
Part 3: Talk about how his music and his ministry are separate/How album guest appearances (Katy Perry) happen/Watching Anime/
[callout]”I was lukewarm in my routine with Christianity — I don’t want to walk through life just believing I’m saved by your grace because I said a prayer 20 years ago…” – Sonny discusses his hiatus from music[/callout]
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