Modern Day Cure is worship band from Saginaw, Mich. founded by Aaron Chipp, Tamar Chipp, and Tifani Autry. The heart of Modern Day Cure is to exalt Jesus, share His truth, and see people changed by His power. Their name is inspired by Hebrews 13:8, which states " Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." To the band, this truth makes Him the modern day cure. They believe Jesus is the answer the world needs today.
For Modern Day Cure, becoming a band meant starting with a guitarist who never played before, a drummer who hadn't picked up sticks in years, and a lead singer whose voice was silenced by disappointment. A call from God overshadowed inexperience, rust, and discouragement. Aaron, Tamar, and Tifani, stepped out on faith, obeyed God's voice and started their journey. A dream was enough to drive them from an unlikely beginning to the release of their first EP in 2012.
Since then, Modern Day Cure has experienced opportunities bigger than themselves. In 2013, they were winners at the Big Ticket Festival's Indie Band Competition in Gaylord, Mich. and have since shared the stage with Newsboys, Sanctus Real, Disciple, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, J.J. Weeks Band, All Things New, and Lecrae. In 2014, they were named winners of Smile FM's Michigan Made Music Contest and also released their first full length album Victorious.
Their journey eventually led them to Nashville, Tenn. in the spring of 2015 to record their new EP Promises. The four--song record is produced by Tyrus Morgan and Jay Speight of Lift Music Co. in Nashville.
"Promises combines the best of worship, vocal artistry, and live-band power, all into one EP--this trio really knows how to rock, but doesn't shy away from delivering poignant praise," said Kevin Sparkman, editor for CCM Magazine. "I love how Modern Day Cure adds a needed dimension to the sphere of the worship genre, yet holds their own as a legitimate band on any stage."
Inspiration for Promises comes from the band's stories of God's providential care in their lives and Psalm 138:2 (NLT), which reads "... I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name."
"God put us with the right people we needed for this project," says Aaron, band leader and primary songwriter for the group. "It's funny how things work out. I actually met Tyrus and Jay in a lunchroom at a church they were playing at in Michigan. I just happened to be a volunteer for the tour that day. You never know how God will connect you with the people you need, but He's faithful. That's been our story ever since we started. That's why this record means so much to us, it was truly an answer to prayer."
"We are so excited about the heart and talent that God has given Modern Day Cure," says
Morgan and Speight who also cowrote on the album. "We have no doubt that this record will encourage and impact a lot of people."
The first track, "Hand of God," is an uptempo electric guitar driven song that combines a catchy melody with timeless truth. In "We Are the Brave," Tamar and Tifani share lead vocals and harmonize beautifully together in an anthemic proclamation of God's strength and the believer's identity in Him. "Promises," the title track of the EP, is a personal declaration of trust in God's love and His word. Tifani takes the reigns on lead vocals for Always Good, a congregational song sure to be useful during times of personal reflection and communal worship. "No matter where we've been along our journey, we've seen God come through time and time again," says Tamar Chipp, lead singer for the band. "He has been faithful to His promise concerning our lives and we want to share this hope with others. We want people to know that God keeps his promises."
"If you would have told the three of us we'd be in a band together a few years ago, we'd say you were crazy," says Tifani. "We weren't even playing any instruments. But God brought us together at the right time and we have surrendered to his plan. To us, true worship is having an undying resolve to follow God's lead and declare His goodness despite what we face. We've grown to understand that we must be willing to live the lyrics we sing. It's deeper than just getting up on stage and singing a few songs. The music is secondary, having hearts that please God is our first priority."