Family Force 5 Joins Newsboys For 28-City “We Believe” Fall Tour; Family Force 5 Releases “Time Stands Still” In 21 Days
Known for electrifying crowds worldwide with its unique blend of dance and rock, Family Force 5 will be taking new music from its first studio album in three years, Time Stands Still, along with fan favorites on the road with Newsboys and 7eventh Time Down. The 28-city “We Believe Fall Tour” begins Sept. 18 in Memphis (Germantown, TN) and traverses the country before wrapping up Nov. 16 in Youngstown, OH.
As momentum continues to build for the Aug. 5 release of the 15-song Time Stands Still, Family Force 5 fans can already download three Instant Grat Tracks through the pre-order campaign at iTunes, including “Sweep The Leg,” which debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ Top Christian & Gospel Songs Chart, hit radio single “Let It Be Love” and hit video and single, “BZRK (feat. KB).”
Family Force 5, which has been at the forefront of driving video content throughout its career, released “BZRK (feat. KB)” May 23 as the first video from the new album. Already gathering over 385,000 views and 3,500 likes on YouTube, the video also went berserk on MTV.com, becoming the No. 1 most viewed music video on the site. The song is also the lead Rock single from the album at Christian radio. Hitting No. 14 on the chart this week, the song continues to gain spins at stations around the country, including being added to rotation recently at KRNG (Reno, NV) and WVOF (Bridgeport, CT).
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. 12 and climbing with the biggest chart position increase this week at CHR, the single picks up new adds and increased spins on numerous outlets during the last couple weeks, including at Air 1, Sirius XM, Reach Network, WAWZ (New York), WBSN (New Orleans), WBVM (Tampa), WDJC (Birmingham), WBHY (Mobile), WJLZ (Norfolk) and WORQ (Green Bay).
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.”
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.
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