Boldly redefined by the runaway best-selling Born Again record, its three No. 1 radio hits, and a headlining slot on the world’s biggest tour in first quarter 2011 (playing to more than half a million people), Newsboys continue their powerful journey on November 15th with God’s Not Dead (Inpop Records). This rock-driven modern worship project was produced by Born Again’s co-producer Seth Mosley.
God’s Not Dead finds front man Michael Tait and his band mates Jeff Frankenstein (keys), Duncan Phillips (drums), and Jody Davis (guitars) enlivening today’s most embraced modern worship anthems. Putting their signature touch on seven tunes that have recently topped the Church Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) chart, including “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)”, “Forever Reign” and “Revelation Song,” five originals round out the project such as “The King is Coming,” “Here We Stand,” and “All The Way.”
When Tait joined in 2009, the group wanted fans to know that their worship emphasis would never change. In fact, plans for God’s Not Dead began before Born Again was released. “There are so many things I love about being a Newsboy—we really are a band of brothers—but the biggest one is that our music always shares the gospel outright,” says Tait. “The message is unchanging whether you look at a song as rock or worship.”
“This new record has come together like no other Newsboys record in the past,” says Andrew Patton, General Manager of Inpop Records. “They chose outstanding songs that not only showcase the band in a familiar and fresh way, but also are simply core worship songs and messages that the worldwide church can embrace today. This album is the perfect extension of the growth experienced from Born Again.”