GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, one of Christian music’s most influential bands, is preparing for the release of their 18th career recording on Feb. 26. The project features 11 selections showcasing the signature pop hooks, tight harmonies and strong evangelistic focus that have been the band's hallmark for three decades. The album was produced by Seth Mosley (Newsboys, Peter Furler), Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Sanctus Real) and longtime NewSong collaborator Paul Mills (Bluetree; Phillips, Craig & Dean).
"Swallow the Ocean" includes the title-cut and project’s debut single; “All We Need”; “In Jesus' Name”; “As It is in Heaven”; and NewSong’s arrangement of the renowned modern hymn “In Christ Alone,” among other songs.
An extra copy of "Swallow the Ocean" is included with every physical CD purchased, allowing fans an opportunity to give away the additional disc. A precedent set by NewSong with both 2011’s "True God" and 2009’s "Give Yourself Away," the band hopes the extra CD can be a tool for outreach.
“It’s meaningful to help initiate ministry and partner with people,” says NewSong founding member Eddie Carswell. “Hopefully, they’re going to love your music, enjoy it and be encouraged; but they can also be excited and pass it on to someone else, and God will work in that person’s life and encourage them as well.”
Fans can hear NewSong perform selections from "Swallow the Ocean" during this year’s 44-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Founders and hosts of the unprecedented tour, Winter Jam was the #1 tour in the world for the first quarters of 2011 and 2012. Since its inception by NewSong in 1995, each year the tour features the genre’s biggest names, introducing Christian music to new audiences across the country while providing a powerful platform for the Gospel message.
NewSong’s unparalleled 30-year ministry has included 17 albums, 20 #1 Christian radio singles and a GRAMMY® Award nomination, in addition to being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. The band’s career has been highlighted by such defining songs as “The Christmas Shoes” and “Arise, My Love.”
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