SEATTLE, WA –
Tooth & Nail Records’
Sent By Ravens is ready to release their sophomore label album, Mean What You Say
, on February 28. This album is a follow-up to their 2010 breakout hit, Our Graceful Words
, which debuted at No. 34 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart. In anticipation of their release, the band has posted a new song, “We’re All Liars,” up now on their Facebook and YouTube.
With their sophomore effort Mean What You Say
, Sent By Ravens have taken their driving modern rock sound and rounded it out, expanded its diversity while staying true to a base of powerful vocals and soaring guitar tones. The new album was produced in Nashville with Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Disciple) and mixed by Ainslie Grosser. Mean What You Say
is a polished collection of songs that contain moments that are sometimes delicate and sometimes raw.
Frontman Zach Riner’s lyrics and their meaning’s are the heart behind Mean What You Say
. He does not mince words as he speaks to the hunger for spiritual authenticity in each of us. On the song “Listen” he addresses the idea that transparency, rather than preaching, produces lasting impact. And on the debut Rock radio single, “Learn From the Night,” he reminds the listener that we must let go of pride and admit our own mistakes if we want to find healing in relationships.
“I want to be true to what I believe,” adds Riner. “I’m fine if someone is offended or disagrees with me, but not if it was because I lacked passion. I am no preacher, I only feel qualified to write songs and speak about what I believe and talk sincerely with people - that’s what I’ll stick with.”
Stay tuned for more information on this release and the band’s touring schedule. Sent By Ravens hails from South Carolina and is composed of Zach Riner, Vocals, Andy O'neal, Guitar, JJ Leonard, Guitar, Jon Arena, Bass and Dane Andersen, Drums.