Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 is set to release its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, Aug. 5, 2014 from Word Entertainment. The highly anticipated, 15-song recording features the first song and lead video, “BZRK,” which is available to download beginning this week from iTunes as part of the album pre-order campaign at http://smarturl.it/timestandsstill. Released May 23, the “BZRK” video has already been viewed over 217,000 times at http://smarturl.it/BZRKVideo.
Produced by Riley Friesen (Vota, Staggerford) and Seth Mosley (Newsboys, for KING & COUNTRY), Time Stands Still also features “Glow In The Dark,” “Sweep The Leg” and the lead radio single, “Let It Be Love,” set for a May 30 add date.
“Since the beginning, Family Force 5 has felt called to stretch boundaries, to step outside of the box from the way faith-based artists have traditionally sounded and worked,” says Family Force 5’s Jacob Olds (“Crouton” / vocals, drums) reflecting on the new single. “We’ve received a lot of criticism for that over the last eight-and-a-half years and our team has always struggled with the right way to respond.”
“The night before one of our final studio sessions, I watched a live Switchfoot video,” adds Family Force 5’s Derek Mount (“Chap Stique” / guitar, vocals). “I was particularly struck by a moment when Jon Foreman spoke to the crowd. He mentioned that there were protesters outside the venue and he said something that I thought was magical to the audience. He encouraged them to remember there was something deeper than disagreement, and there is beauty in connection, in common ground. He also said we have one card to play, and that card is love. This is the sentiment that has served as our inspiration for our song, ‘Let It Be Love.’ So we wanted to emphasize the incredible, life-giving power of grace. We feel that anytime we face the question, ‘what is the right response?,’ the answer is, ‘love.’”
Including the aforementioned songs, the full track listing for Time Stands Still follows:
1. Sweep The Leg
2. BZRK (feat. KB)
3. Show Love
4. Time Stands Still
5. Walk On Water (feat. Melodie Wagner of Hillsong Young & Free)
6. Glow In The Dark
7. Raised By Wolves
8. Jet Pack Kicks
10. Let It Be Love
11. Everybody Lose Your Mind
12. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
13. When Everything’s Changing
14. Never Say Never
15. This Is My Year
Family Force 5, who has been at the forefront of driving video content throughout its career and is known for electrifying crowds worldwide with a unique blend of dance and rock, is taking the new music and fan favorites on the road. This spring and summer Family Force 5 will be featured at numerous festivals, theaters and arena’s internationally, including at Creation Northeast (6/27, Mt Union, PA), Seaside Festival (7/4, Tvedestrand, Norway), Gullbranna Fest (7/5, Halmstad, Sweden), Lifest (7/11, Oshkosh, WI), Sonshine Festival (7/17, Willmar, MN), Creation Northwest (8/2, Kennewick, WA), Rock The Desert (8/8-9, Midland, TX) and many more. For the latest tour itinerary, go to www.facebook.com/familyforce5/app_123966167614127.
Story Source: Hoganson Media
About Family Force 5:
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 – which consists of members Derek Mount (“Chap Stique” / guitar, vocals), Jacob Olds (“Crouton” / vocals, drums), Joshua Olds (“Fatty” / bass, vocals), Nathan Currin (“Nadaddy” / keyboards, vocals, percussion) and Teddy Boldt (“Hollywood” / drums, percussion) – formed in Atlanta in the summer of 2005. The band has not only joined The Vans Warped Tour and headlined The Alternative Press Tour, but also performed at Sonisphere Festival, Bamboozle Festival, Rock and Worship Roadshow, Parachute Festival and toured with artists such as TobyMac, Cobra Starship and Flyleaf. Creating chart-topping albums and achieving impressive success at radio with singles such as “Superhero” and “Not Alone,” Family Force 5 has further had its music featured on ESPN and has received more than 20 million YouTube views of its official music videos.
About Word Entertainment:
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, Family Force 5, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Veridia and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print/Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.