Contemporary Christian music mainstay, newsboys releases its latest offering, GO, Oct. 31. The band’s first bona fide pop-rock album in nearly five years, GO was motivated by newsboys’ recent international travels.
Produced by Tedd T and Peter Furler, GO originates at the height of newsboys influence and recognition overseas. Having recently performed shows in Europe, Morocco, and Tiberius, Israel, as well as domestically, newsboys engaged thousands of people from various cultures and religious backgrounds. This interaction prompted them to record an album that echoed the call of the Great Commission.
“The Israeli festival had a large impact on us,” comments newsboys’ frontman Peter Furler. “All the different nationalities and religious beliefs coming together, and for that moment co-existing peacefully, was a moment I will never forget.”
Such purpose is reflected on songs like the title track: “GO…From the top of the world/To the bottom rung/‘til the work is done/I wanna send you/GO…/From the break of the dawn/To the age’s end/Somebody’s needing a friend/I wanna send you.” Musically, the project harkens back to newsboys popular, catchy pop-rock sound while moving forward creatively and sonically.
“Wherever We Go” released to radio Aug. 18 and was the most added song at both Adult Contemporary and Christian Hit Radio its first week out, debuting on the Top 30 chart. Plans are in the works now for a major album premier event live from Jerusalem. newsboys will also be heading out on tour in the Spring of 2007 for the largest tour of their career to date. Additional details are forthcoming.
“GO is a landmark recording for both newsboys and Inpop,” comments Dale Bray, Inpop Records president. “I’ve seen the band stretch themselves to break boundaries both musically and lyrically. All of us at Inpop are excited to be involved in such an outstanding recording.”
With five gold albums, sales exceeding six million units, more than 20 No.1 radio hits, and a mantle of Dove Awards as well as Grammy nominations, newsboys have achieved phenomenal success in its near two decades together. Known for their amazing live performances, and their groundbreaking tours, the band continues to sellout festivals and concerts worldwide, satisfying diehard fans and winning new ones in the process. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit www.newsboys.com.
Founded in 1999 by newsboys frontman Peter Furler, artist manager Wes Campbell and Inpop President Dale Bray, Inpop Records is home to a variety of artists including Superchick, Tree63, Shane & Shane and Mat Kearney, among others. For more information, visit www.inpop.com.