Random Hero - Tension (8/23) The anticipated release of Random Hero's Rockfest Records debut album is finally here. The album is a personal one for the band. Inspired by walking through their own season of change, Random Hero wants to share a message of hope amidst life's changes and obstacles and let their audience know that it's okay to hurt and it's also okay to heal. In addition to title track "Tension," fans cans look forward to songs like "White Flag," a song about submission to God, as well as "So Close" and "Outgrown" inspired by the band's family life as husbands and fathers.
Andy Mineo - Work In Progress (8/23) Hip-Hop artist Andy Mineo takes more of a mixtape approach with his latest release, Work In Progress–a project comprised of long-standing song ideas that Andy describes as having been "sitting on his hard drive for a long time." Each song will be accompanied by a podcast episode that will dive deeper into the content of each song and why it was never commercially released. If you love authenticity in music and diving deeper into the stories and themes behind the songs you love, this album will be a must-listen for you. The podcast episodes can be found on Andy's YouTube channel.
Sanctus Real - Changed (8/30) Beloved adult contemporary band, Sanctus Real, is a staple in the Christian music world. With Changed, the band continues their legacy and steps into a new season with new lead singer, Dustin Lolli. Born out of the season of change they have been going through personally and as a band, the trio wants to point people to the hope of a Savior who never changes. Showcased in the title track from the album "Changed" and other songs like "Confidence" and "Safe In My Father's Arms," Dustin adds a new sound of soulful vocals to the soft pop/rock sound Sanctus Real fans have grown to love.
Elevation Worship - At Midnight (8/30) Elevation Worship's At Midnight is a five-song EP recorded live at Elevation Church. The album highlights worship as a powerful weapon in the spiritual battle and includes lead single "See A Victory," "It Is So" and "With You."
Aaron Cole - Not By Chance (8/30) Aaron Cole releases his debut album on Gotee Records with Not By Chance. These songs tell the story of Aaron's upbringing. The album includes production credits from Cole Walowac–who has worked with Hollyn and NF–as well as features from Derek Minor, 1K Phew and more. Singles released ahead of the album include "There For Me," "Why," and "Fasho."
Hollyn - bye, sad girl. (9/6) bye, sad girl. is a collection of songs born out of Hollyn's own journey of processing pain, coming out stronger and finding joy–in her case, walking through ending a toxic relationship. With this project, she hopes to be a voice of comfort to others as they process their pain and to encourage them that they can share their story too.
Hollyn' style has always been a hip-hop-infused pop that is honest and fun, and this album offers us even more hip-hop driven beats, melodies, and vocal delivery. Several songs have been released leading up to the full project: "i feel bad for you," "i don't know if we can be friends," "isn't it harmless" and the latest single "i think we should break up."
Disciple - Love Letter Kill Shot (9/13) Love Letter Kill Shot is Disciple's twelfth studio album and will be released with Tooth & Nail Records. The band has released the single, "Cut The Criminal" ahead of the album. If you're a rock fan, be on the lookout for this one.
Big Daddy Weave - When The Light Comes (9/13) Big Daddy Weave's When The Light Comes is filled with songs about trusting God. This album is the result of a season of the band walking through their own struggles and sorrow. The lead single, "Alive" has already been resonating with fans and with Christian radio. The rest of the album is sure to connect with many and provide anthems of hope and trust in God through hard times.
Leeland - Better Word (9/13) Recorded live at Christ For The Nations, Leeland is back with a collection of songs that are true to the band's roots as pastor's kids whose songs are born out of deep personal moments with God and corporate worship experiences. The passion of Leeland Mooring's vocals and worship leading style combined with the engagement of the live crowd set Better Word up to be more than just a worship album but an experience. Leeland has released powerful videos of their cover of Sinach's "Waymaker" as well as for original song and title track "Better Word." This album will be a must-have for both personal and congregational worship.
Jeremy Camp - The Story's Not Over (9/20) This fall, beloved Christian artist Jeremy Camp is back with his highly anticipated album, The Story's Not Over. "Dead Man Walking" has been released as the first single from the album along with a music video. The song expresses how we are all dead in our sins before we know Jesus and how we are made alive and transformed when we come to know Him. The song was quickly followed up by lyric videos for "Still Alive" and "Should've Been Me." The album arrives just a few months ahead of his biopic I Still Believe hitting theaters. You can watch the film on March 20, 2020.
TobyMac - The St. Nemele Collab Sessions (9/27) TobyMac's latest project is an album of remixes of favorite songs from his previous release, The Elements. The album is stacked with guest features from popular Christian artists such as Crowder, Cory Asbury, Bart Millard, Sarah Reeves, LEDGER and more. The album also includes an original track called "Heart of My Beat."
NRT contributor Jasmin Patterson is a lifelong fan of Christian music who is passionate about helping others connect with Christ. She lives in Kansas City where she serves in college ministry and runs a blog to help seekers and believers discover and live biblical Christianity.
NEW!BEHIND THE SONG DEVO
Colton Dixon #1020 - Pop artist talks about his new hit single, "Miracles"
Elevation Worship Artists Chris Brown and Jenna Barrientes talk about new album
NEW! THE CHH DROP
#3 - Aaron Cole, Eric... NRT's CHH contributor Joshua Galla collects what's new each week in CHH
NEW! THE ROCK REPORT
#10 - Kutless, Nine... The latest news, releases, and more in Christian rock and metal scen
Leeland We pull inspiration for today from Leeland's new and classic worship