I love Contemporary Christian vocal group FFH. I love Ready to Fly, I love You Found Me, I love On My Cross. I knew that Wide Open Spaces, its 2009 record, was released independently last year, which made it difficult for many of their fans to grab hold of the CD. Apparently, May 11, Wide Open Spaces was finally made available across most of the United States, thanks to a partnership with P-ID Blue, one of Provident Integrity Distribution’s newer labels. Thanks in great part to this, I imagine, its new single, Undone, blasts onto Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart at #28. (RadioandRecords.com doesn’t seem to be registering much airplay for Undone, so this appears to be a sales-driven spike. Still, it’s a shame, because Undone is gorgeous.
In 2007, after six months of training musicians and mentoring worship leaders in a South African church, FFH lead singer Jeromy Deibler was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then, Deibler and his wife, Jennifer, who also sings in FFH, have dealt with deep issues and come up with Wide Open Spaces, to date, considered their most personal record. In Undone, FFH sings about total surrender to the Lord despite daunting times and circumstances, and anyone who’s been in their valleys, so to speak, will find Undone comforting.