As previously reported, Greg Graffin will be issuing a 7-inch of stripped-down Bad Religion songs with his upcoming theory book, Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence. One of which is a redo of Against the Grain's "Faith Alone," which is now available to stream.
It had previously been explained that the songs on the 7-inch partially inspired Graffin's tome, which theorizes that the idea of "survival of the fittest" has become an excuse for war and the destruction of the environment. The tune, which Graffin had originally recorded with Bad Religion in the early '90s, dovetails into this thesis with lines about scientific progress being stilted by "the manufacturers of earth's debris."
Though the track has always been one of Bad Religion's less charged-up anthems, at least from a sonic perspective, Graffin further smooths out the arrangement to involve an acoustic strum and vocals. That said, his lyrics remain on point ("What the world needs now is some answers to our problems.")
Graffin's Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence, further described in a press release as a "new perspective on the biological roots of competition," arrives September 15 through Thomas Dunne Books.