When the global pandemic shuttered live events indefinitely, the award-winning supergroup was given something they've never been afforded--time. For the first time in three decades, Newsboys had an uninterrupted season before them to write, record and experiment.
"It really allowed us to immerse ourselves in the studio side of life," Phillips attests. "There's kind of this psyche that goes along with being in the studio, which is totally different than the live situation. It's a whole different head space. So for the first time in our career, we had the opportunity to really immerse ourselves in that. It's crazy because I never thought it would happen."
Coming out of a season of collective loss and disappointment, Newsboyssought to craft a record that was the antithesis of 2020. While STAND is their response to the questions raised over the past year, melodically, it's filled with bright sonic textures and arena-ready anthems.
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