‘Friday Night Lights’: The Album

11.07.11 7 years ago 6 Comments

No rock and roll star has ever looked less cool than Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, but Finn’s first solo album more than makes up for it: it’s called Clear Heart Full Eyes, a juxtaposed reference to the famous refrain of Coach Taylor in “Friday Night Lights.” Finn says that “FNL” was…

“… a TV show that excited and moved me and also happened in Texas. “Clear Heart” signifies honesty and transparency, and “Full Eyes” suggests experience. Thus, it’s about being optimistic and open without succumbing to the weariness or doubt that comes with age and experience. To me, that is what it’s all about.” [via]

Considering that half of Finn’s songs are about young people and Jesus, it makes sense that he’d dig a show about family and high school that takes place in Texas. “Friday Night Lights” set the bar pretty high for musical acts. I’m not sure if Finn can top Crucifictorious.

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