Get ready to “Sweep The Leg” as Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5’s newest single debuted at No. 1 yesterday on iTunes’ Top Christian & Gospel Songs Chart, and as Netflix releases its Karate Kid trilogy. With the song title inspired by the original Karate Kid movie released 30-years ago, “Sweep The Leg” is featured on the band’s highly anticipated, first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, releasing Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment. The song also joins “Let It Be Love” and “BZRK (feat. KB)” as Instant Grat Track downloads available now through a pre-order campaign from iTunes.
As momentum continues to build for the 15-song Time Stands Still, Family Force 5’s first music video from the album, “BZRK (feat. KB),” which released May 23, has already gathered over 337,000 views and 3,100 likes on YouTube. The video also goes berserk on MTV.com, becoming the No. 1 most viewed music video on the site.
Family Force 5, who has been at the forefront of driving video content throughout its career, also released “BZRK (feat. KB)” as the lead Rock single from the album at Christian radio. Top 15 this week, the song has picked up spins over the last couple weeks on WYSZ (Toledo, OH), WJTL (Lancaster, PA) and the FX Radio Network.
Family Force 5’s first Christian AC/CHR radio single from Time Stands Still, “Let It Be Love,” continues its ascent on the charts as it emphasizes the incredible, life-giving power of grace. Hitting No. 16 and climbing at CHR this week and picking up increased spins on 16 stations, the song was also recently added into rotation at WKNZ (Salisbury, MD), WLFJ (Greenville, SC), KMOQ (Joplin, MO), WGRC (Williamsport, PA) and KADI (Springfield, MO).
Produced by Riley Friesen (Vota, Staggerford) and Seth Mosley (Newsboys, for KING & COUNTRY), Time Stands Still also features “Glow In The Dark” 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.”
Known for electrifying crowds worldwide with a unique blend of dance and rock, Family Force 5 will be taking the new music and fan favorites on the road. This summer Family Force 5 will be featured at numerous festivals, theaters and arenas internationally, including its Creation Northeast appearance 6/27 (see the Patriot News feature story on Family Force 5 at this link), Seaside Festival (7/4, Tvedestrand, Norway), Gullbranna Fest (7/5, Halmstad, Sweden), Lifest (7/11, Oshkosh, WI), Sonshine Festival (7/17, Willmar, MN), Water For Africa (7/26 Atlanta, Blood:Water Mission benefit), 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
Pre-Order Time Stands Still on iTunes here.
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.