Singer/songwriter Jason Fowler is gearing up for the release his highly-anticipated project I Fall In. The debut Christian album will be available exclusively at LifeWay bookstores and online nationwide May 13, 2016 through New Day Distribution and RCity Records. In anticipation of the full-length project, RCity Records will launch a digital pre-order on April 22 for I Fall In via iTunes, offering fans three sneak peek tracks for select singles "You Give Me a Reason" (featuring Peter Furler), "Come Alive," and "Broken Vessels" (featuring Jillian Edwards).
Fowler has lived a life that truly reflects his music--troubled to some, enviable to many and yet remarkable to most anyone who hears the soft-spoken Atlanta, Ga. native recount it. Living a rock-n-roll lifestyle eventually caused Fowler to hit rock bottom. After being kicked out of a drug dealer's house in downtown Atlanta, he found himself homeless. Fowler had lost his relationships with all of his family and was alone. Here he cried out to God, "whoever you are or whatever you are I need you." Shortly after this revelation, Fowler checked into a rehab house in Athens, Ga. where God began to put back together all these broken pieces in his life. With over 10 years of sobriety, Fowler is still involved in his local Celebrate Recovery.
Today, Fowler shares his story of redemption through music unveiled in the songs on I Fall In.
"I Fall In is a collection of my prayers and devotions through my journey back to Christ," says Fowler. "Through recovery, I realized that Jesus never left me; it was I who left Him."
Produced by Grammy nominated Producer Billy Smiley (Whiteheart, Johnny Cash, Newsboys, Bebe and Cece Winans), Fowler has recruited a heavy hitter list of artists and musicians for I Fall In including Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Will Turpin (Collective Soul), Peter Furler (Newsboys), Steve Brewster (Chicago, Bob Seger, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Amy Grant), Anthony Sallee (Michael W. Smith, White Heart), Jillian Edwards, Blair Masters (Casting Crowns, Garth Brooks, Mercy Me), and Jared Kneale and (Kacey Musgraves).
Fellow musicians continue to heap on praise for Fowler and his new record. Billy Smiley of White Heart said, "His music is awesome, and his story--his journey and what he's been through the past 10 years to get to this point--is even more amazing!"
In support of I Fall In, Fowler will be featured on the 2016 summer festival circuit performing at a number high-profile events such as Atlanta Fest (June 16th), Big Ticket Festival (June 24th) and Soul Fest (August 4th), among others. He will also perform on the Rise, Fall, Redemption Tour scheduled to begin in June where Fowler will share his story of Rise (through music), Fall (through life) and Recovered on the other side (through faith, family and friends). The nationwide tour includes stops in major market cities such as Atlanta and Dallas. Also, be on the lookout for Fowler this fall on the New Release Today Acoustic Tour beginning mid- September (dates and cities to be announced).
"We are so excited to share the message of I Fall In," says Jason Becker, president of RCity Records. "Jason's story is your story, my story, and the story woven throughout the pages of scripture...redemption!"
When Fowler is not on the road, you can find him and his family giving back to the homeless community in the downtown area. He and his wife host a party on the streets during major holidays for the homeless through the ministry his wife co-founded, H.E.A.R.T.S. Across Atlanta (helping enable a revolution through service).
"I feel the closest in my relationship with Jesus, when I serve others," says Fowler.
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Fall Into Quality Music| Posted April 11, 2016
Jason Fowler has quite the backstory of what he's overcome to reach the point where he's releasing his Christian debut, I Fall In. The music carries the maturity of a seasoned artist, proving his prior experience both in mainstream rock and roll and in life.
I was pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable and diverse this short 9-track collection of songs is. Dabbling in rock, pop and contemporary sounds, Fowler carries some groovy hooks and pounding sonic beats. Opener "Come Alive" is one of those songs that begs to be an arena rock set opener. "Rise Up" is another offering of the high-octane rock energy that Fowler excels at.
But hooky pop is on the menu too, as "You Give Me A Reason" effectively illustrates. There's a lush piano hook and an impactful vocal performance by Fowler. "Family" is an unplugged duet with Leigh Nash that showcases that Fowler can also be a master of the acoustic folk sound. The finale title track carries just a bit of that slow-building epic closer sound to lift up a worshipful and peaceful duet track, again keeping the album diverse and enticing.
The Bottom Line: While nothing here takes too many sonic or lyrical risks, this album is simply flat-out quality music, which for a debut project can't be called anything less than a success.