Philippians 4:9 â€œWhat you have learned and received and heard and seen in me–practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.â€ We have been given the philosophy of live and learn but how can you truly live until you have learned?
With the album Student of Life, Shane Kidd desires to convey the need of Jesus Christ in our daily lives and practices. We are to have Him be the role model of how our life looksâ€”not just in what know about Him, but actually living out the gospel and having our lives give Him glory.
The concept album is based upon how our lives relate to school. We are all students learning in this life from someone the world, our friends, the people we admire, and ourselves. With each lesson of life we either accept the teaching and use for our good or reject it and face the consequences.
The title track, Student of Life, conveys the story of shifting from the worldâ€™s ideals to learning the abundant life. Shane Kidd rhymes on the track â€œNow you gotta new fire desiring something finer/ choosing the abundant life now ya major is ya minor/â€. What used to be important has now taken a lesser role compared to knowing God but not only in terms of head knowledge but living for Him.
The lead single Hallway Journeys is a track featuring k-Drama that displays the world as the hallways we travel through, and how we must be involved with the people there while not getting consumed by the journey. â€œOur learning for God is our classroom time are time the world is just a transition and useful to let other know what weâ€™re learning classâ€ says Shane.
“People use school to form the person they are in high school and college. Iâ€™ve seen many become different people because they feel a heavy need for acceptance amongst their peers.” The song Introspective calls forth people to see our identity in Christ and appreciating it for all itâ€™s worth.
Learn to Live is the theme of the project, know Christ and have Him affect your life from your friendships, witness, relationships, and struggles. John 17:3 â€œAnd this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.â€
The album features Dillon Chase, k-Drama, Sho Baraka and others. The album includes production from Tony Stone, Shaun Sorrells, Teddy P and more.
Student of Life is slated for an April 13, 2010 release. For more info on Shane Kidd go to www.shanekidd918.com