Music improves athletic performance.
Knowing that, it’s only fitting that such an extreme form of physical training, parkour, be accompanied by a track tailor-made to get one’s adrenaline pumping.
Rhema Soul’s “Off The Edge” music video embodies that. The chorus of the song sings:
"I'm diving in. I get to Heaven when I learn to fly. I’m gonna make it on these broken wings. And now I'm feeling so alive and I am diving in. Now I'm flying. Now I'm flying, off the edge."
If one is familiar with parkour (and if not, feel free to get familiar), it’s easy to see (and hear) that Rhema Soul’s hook painted the picture of it perfectly. Now, combine its applicable lyrics with the fact that “Off The Edge” is timeless art, and traceurs got a gem
on their hands in their ears.
Recently, that gem earned the No. 10 spot in the Top 50 Christian Hip-Hop Pregame Pump-Up Songs.
Warning: It may or may not get you amped to the point you question the law of gravity.
Another side effect is fearlessness. But while questioning Sir Isaac Newton isn’t an intended reaction to the track, boldness is.
“In life, sometimes you just have to lay it all out there, take risks,” said Rhema Soul’s Juan Vidal of the inspiration behind “Off The Edge.” “Greatness rarely happens without some type of risk or sacrifice taking place.”
Given that the philosophy of parkour is all about hurdling obstacles (literally and figuratively) and shattering so-called limitations, it’s safe to say that “Off The Edge” is a hand-in-glove fit to the often-dangerous discipline.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.
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