Momentum continues to build for Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 in advance of the Aug. 5, 2014 release of its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, from Word Entertainment. The highly anticipated, 15-song recording is being featured now at iTunes in a pre-order campaign that includes two Instant Grat Track downloads from the album, “Let It Be Love” and “BZRK.”
“BZRK,” the first video from Time Stands Still that released May 23, has already gathered over 250,000 views and 2,400 likes on YouTube in just eight days. Family Force 5, who has been at the forefront of driving video content throughout its career, also released “BZRK” as the lead Rock single at Christian radio. This week, the song becomes the second “Most Added” single in the format.
Family Force 5 further released its first Christian AC/CHR radio single from the album, “Let It Be Love.” The song, which emphasizes the incredible, life-giving power of grace, went for adds at radio last week and is quickly gaining airplay nationally, becoming the top “Most Added” at CHR radio and second “Most Added” at Christian AC this week.
“I remember getting the single and thinking ‘do they have something that will work for AC radio?’ Then I heard the song and thought ‘man, what a win!’ I love the message,” says Ben Milton, WGTS FM (Washington, DC) music director, “plus the fact that it sounds fresh, fun and great on the air.”
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 more songs that Family Force 5 member Jacob Olds (“Crouton” / vocals, drums) says “step outside of the box from the way faith-based artists have traditionally sounded and worked.”
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
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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.