Christian rock music staple Pillar released their first album in six years in 2015. The album, One Love Revolution, was made possible through the support of their loyal fanbase.
“Making this record was not only humbling just to have another opportunity, but it was an honor. An honor to regroup and put together our best effort to date,” shares frontman Rob Beckley, “We had a purpose beyond a career. It was about inspiring people to know Christ better and to engage in a fight that outlasts their own legacy!”
For this independent project, Pillar collaborated with producer Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Tobymac, Dolly Parton) for over a year to develop a strong track listing and included their supporters in the process. The physical CD, sold through Lifeway, contains an exclusive track (“Fall The Foe”) as well as the digital release (“A Season”).
Says lead guitarist, Noah Henson, “When you spend 10 years plus on the road with guys that become your family, and then suddenly you don’t have them anymore, it’s like losing an arm or a leg. The reuniting of Pillar with Rob, Kalel, Lester, and myself has been like getting that arm or leg back. This record is a direct reflection of that. It’s one of our greatest accomplishments to date. I’m beyond excited to get these songs into the hands of our awesome fans!!”
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Pillar One Love Revolution CD| Posted September 03, 2015
Great music and CD! One of their best! However, I have received two CD's from Lifeway now and Fall the Foe is listed on the cover but it is NOT on the CD. A Season is not listed on the cover but it is on the CD. Any suggestions would be helpful on how to get the song Fall the Foe. Thanks!!!
One Love Revolution: Arguably the Best Pillar Album Yet| Posted August 21, 2015
I am one of the Kickstarter backers and had an opportunity to hear snippets of a few songs before "One Love Revolution" was released. Stripping all bias aside, once I received the full package, I was absolutely blown away. The boys in Pillar definitely stepped up their game on this one.
Consider OLR a "Best Of" type of project as it mixes styles from their previous albums. There is a depth and maturity to Rob Beckley's lyrics. As far as musicianship? Well, there is a reason that Lester Estelle (drums) is on the road touring with Kelly Clarkson and Noah Henson (guitar) tours with Brantley Gilbert. And Kalel more than completes the unit, bringing back the bassline. I love his work on the instrumental, "Ember of Hope."
You will want to get the hardcopy CD from Lifeway. The CD-exclusive "Fall to Foe" is more than worth the effort to find a hardcopy and is one of my favorites on the album. "We Ride" is another one that is resonating with me on an album of standouts. Others include "Embrace the Chaos," "Nails," "Paratroooper," and an epic reboot of "Lion Leads the Way."