Hailing from greater Flint, Mich., Thicker Than Water announces the independent release of their album “Proclaim!” Band mates and brothers David (drums), Joe (guitar), Andrew (bass guitar) and Daniel (lead vocals, keyboards) together formed Thicker Than Water in 2007 and “Proclaim!” is their much- anticipated second album following their debut “Canyon” in 2008.
“Love found us and we have been called to Proclaim.” That singular message is the foundation for this latest effort and a succinct expression of the band’s passion to grow and evolve as Christians. Spiritually motivated, the boys bend and blend elements from their personal, profession and family lives into heartfelt lyrics spread out over top of spacious and melodic instrumentals – a comfortable mix of praise and worship alongside alternative and indie rock.
Asked about the genesis for this latest work, drummer David had this reflection, “We played a live show and weeks later, someone dropped Daniel a note that said our message that day saved their life. Wow. We learned a big lesson as that was the furthest thing from our hearts that day – we actually walked off the stage critical of each other and our performance. I think that’s when it hit home about what we have been called to do as a group. The song and this album ‘Proclaim!’ is simply that – we are called to proclaim Christ’s love and grace. And when we do God will work despite our human nature to want get in the way.”
“Proclaim!” is three years in the making as the guys have been singularly focused with much of their band time spent playing live music. Lead guitarist Joe explains, “Sure, we love recording music, and the second album was always in the plans but what really inspires us is playing live - the energy we get from playing together and the interactions we have with those listening and joining in with us.”
And in the past two years specifically, the band has been choosing to play events that allow them to reach their audience on a more intimate level. Joe continues, “We love to play smaller events and coffee shops where we can have a real dialogue and share our lives with those who are at our concerts. We would rather play to a smaller crowd with a chance to connect rather than a larger venue. “
That isn’t to say that Thicker Than Water can’t command a stage. Thicker Than Water was invited to play the large stage at The Big Ticket Festival in 2010 and is continually courting invitations to play larger venues and youth rallies throughout Mid-Michigan.
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