Acclaimed pop/rock/worship band The Neverclaim releases its first full-length studio album in two years, The Joy, from Radiate with The Fuel Music distribution today. Produced by GRAMMY nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year Ian Eskelin, The Joy has already sparked the free-spirited, rock ‘n’ roll-riffing, gang-vocal’d lead single and title track along with the new clarion call for believers, “Jesus Is,” which is among the Most Added songs this week at AC Christian radio.
Another brand new track from The Joy, “Mighty Men of God,” became an anthem for many during Father’s Day last month, as the first live performance video recorded live from the Vineyard Church in Urbana, IL, “Rules And Reigns,” was debuted by Worship Leader and will be featured on the Sept/Oct Song Discovery disc.
“One of the greatest joys as a Christian is knowing that the God who loves His children has all ultimate power and authority,” says The Neverclaim’s Jeremiah Carlson. “‘Rules And Reigns’ testifies to the great reality that there truly is no one like our God. He is all-powerful, all wonderful and in His presence the nations will shake and they will sing, ‘Our God rules and reigns.’”
With the band’s fans driving The Neverclaim’s PledgeMusic campaign to over 120% of its goal, critics are also heaping acclaim on The Joy:
“There’s no doubt The Joy is The Neverclaim’s strongest release to date. While not oblivious to life’s struggles, the songs declare Jesus’ supremacy over challenges through personal appeals to each of us. The content is solid, and musically, it covers some new ground for the band. It’s also devoid of slow songs, which is rare this day in age, but really pushes the power and emphasis of the positive message.” – NewReleaseToday.com
“The band’s pop-rock style is fresh, energetic and compelling – filled with songs that fans will want to listen to time and again.” – CCM
“The songs on the pop-rock album rejoice in multiple aspects of God’s great love for mankind and the victory won by Christ; regardless of the circumstances in our broken world.” – HollywoodJesus.com
In addition to the reviews, NewReleaseToday.com completed a “Behind-The-Song” devotional on “The Joy,” Soul2Soul runs a feature interview internationally this weekend and LouderThanTheMusic.com names The Neverclaim its July “Artist of the Month.” Numerous other media outlets have covered the band and recording, including the Houston Chronicle, CCM, Focus On The Family Boundless Podcast, PraiseCharts, Church Leaders, HearItFirst.com, All About Worship and more.
Also featured on The Joy is the infectious, worshipful choruses of “Everything” and “Our God Wins.” In the spirit of John 16:33, Carlson says, “Almost every song on The Joy is centered around the joy of the Lord as our strength—our identity in Christ and the victory that’s won in Christ. Not that we shy away from the reality that living in a broken world affects all of us, but despite our hardships, we have access to a greater reality that fills our hearts with joy. We believe people are hungry for authentic joy, a joy that is not based on circumstances, but on the fact that God is for us, so nothing can be against us.”
Sharing this message, fan favorites and new music on the road, The Neverclaim plays about 150 concerts yearly, and has toured with Third Day, Skillet, Newsboys, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kutless, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Jamie Grace and more. Having finished a solid year of touring with Sanctus Real, The Rock & Worship Roadshow and numerous festivals and events like Walt Disney World’s Night Of Joy, all the latest tour dates and more can be found at www.theneverclaim.com and at the band’s social sites.
Source: Hoganson Media